At a glance

27 Jun 1944 Roeselare, Belgium
The Flemish Arrow, Le roi des Six Jours
180 cm / 76 kg 5'11'' / 167 pounds
Male

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

1
Olympics
Olympics
1
medals
Gold medal:1 Silver medal: Bronze medal:
  • Tokyo
    Tokyo 1964
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Tokyo
    Tokyo 1964
    • 1 Gold medal
      Cycling
      1,000 metres Time Trial
    • =5
      Cycling
      Sprint