Patrick on the right

When you become my age (62) your youth idols are about ten years older and year after year they pass away …a fact in life that can not be avoided and sad at times. The undisputed all-rounder in cycling Patrick Sercu (West Flanders) has died yesterday after a short illness. Our young cyclists probably never have heard of Pat but anyone around my age will definitely do. 88 Six Day wins on the track, green jersey at the TDF, at least 6 stage wins in the TDF, Olympian Gold on the track, multiple Belgian Champ on the track and so much more we show below…After his pro career, he became an organiser of events on the track mainly. He will be missed in the Belgian cycling fraternity and hereby give our condolences to his family and friends …Rest in peace Patrick

Info Wikipedia
Patrick Sercu (27 June 1944 – 19 April 2019) was a Belgian cyclist who was active on the road and track between 1961 and 1983. On the track, he won the gold medal in the 1 km time trial at the 1964 Summer Olympics, as well as three world titles in the sprint, in 1963, 1967 and 1969. On the road, he earned the green jersey in the 1974 Tour de France. Sercu is the record holder for the number of six-day track race victories, having won 88 events out of 223 starts between 1961 and 1983; several of these wins were with cycling great Eddy Merckx. He also won six stages at the Tour de France and eleven stages at the Giro d’Italia.[3][4]
Major Palmares
Olympic kilometre 1964
World Championships sprint 1963 (amateur), 1967, 1969 (2nd: 1968)
500 m flying start record: 1964 (29″ 66)
Kilometre standing start record: 1964, 1972 (1′ 06″ 76)
Kilometre flying start record: 1967 (1′ 02″ 46), 1973 (1′ 02″ 40)
European omnium champion: 11 wins (2nd: 1979)
madison champion: six wins
derny champion: one win
National sprint champion: seven wins
National omnium champion: 15 wins
National madison champion: 14 wins (seven with 
Eddy Merckx, one with Rik Van Looy)
National derny champion: one win
Flanders road champion: 1972
West Flanders road champion: 1975
Tour of Sardinia: 1970
Cagliari-Sassari: 1972
Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne: 1977
Criterium Zolder: 1965
Criterium Bourcefranc: 1966
Criterium Tortoretto: 1971
Criterium Lignano 1972
Criterium Rouergue: 1974
Criterium Nantes : 1976
Criterium Mol : 1980
Criterium Hank: 1978
Memorial Tom Simpson: 1967
Grand Prix de la Banque: 1971
Grand Prix Union de Dortmund : 1979
Circuit of Central Flanders: 1968
Circuit de la Vallée de la Lys: 1969
Circuit des 11 Villes: 1973
Circuit of the Flemish Ardennes: 1975
Circuit du port de Dunkerque: 1975
Circuit des Régions Frontières: 1978
Circuit of South-West Flanders: 1980
6 stages Tour de France
11 stages Giro d’Italia
Points Tour de France: 1974
Points Tour Méditerranéen: 1977
Points Dauphiné Libéré: 1977
Photos courtesy of the Dutch National Cycling Archives
World Champ Track 1976