FREDDY MAERTENS AS A PAINTING
The portrait by Julie ‘Jools’ Vercruysse, was painted on the garden wall of KOERS, Museum of Cycling. The mural is based on a photo from the period when Freddy rode for the Boule d’Or cycling team and, after a resurgence, he became world champion for the second time. The mural is the start of a “Wall of Heads” with images of all Belgian world champions. Geraardsbergen has its Muur, Melden its Koppenberg, and in Roeselare work is being done on a Koppenmuur.
This year, Freddy also adorns the water bottle that annually highlights the West Flanders road safety campaign “Bicycle Tourism in Harmony.
Photo © KOERS. Museum of Cycling.