At a glance
The 1962 Belgian amateur sprint champion at the age 18, Patrick Sercu went on to become the most successful six-day racer in cycling history. With 88 victories form 233 starts, he had a success ratio of nearly one in three. His first win came in 1965, his first year as a professional, and he continued to win one or more events through 1983, the year of his retirement. He partnered some greats of the day, including Eddy Merckx, his partner on the occasion of his first six-day win, and Peter Post, with whom Sercu enjoyed the most success. Ironically, when...
Patrick in numbers
Tokyo 1964GamesResultsSportEventTokyo 1964
1 Gold medalCycling1,000 metres Time Trial