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    Former Belgian cycling champion Patrick Sercu dies

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    Former cycling champion Patrick Sercu has died at the age of 74 years, his son, Christophe, announced on Friday. A professional cyclist from 1965 to 1983, Sercu held the world record for the number of six-day track races, winning 88 events. He won gold in the 1km time trial at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964 and was world sprint champion in 1967 and 1969.  

    On the road, Patrick Sercu won 13 stages at the Tour of Italy and six at the Tour de France. He also took the green jersey at the 1974 Tour de France.

    Oscar Schneider
    The Brussels Times