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Are there any kids of ex-pros that are great cyclists?(6 posts)

Are there any kids of ex-pros that are great cyclists?Dave Hickey
Jan 5, 2004 2:43 PM
Axel Merckx is the only child I know of in the peleton. I'm also a big fan of hockey. The NHL is filled with children of ex-greats. I'm know some of todays NFL pros are the kids of ex-stars.

Are we going to see Luke Armstrong or little Jalaberts in the Tour De France in 20 years? Are there any current riders that come from a cycling family?
Jiménez, Martinez? nmcyclopathic
Jan 5, 2004 3:55 PM
re: Are there any kids of ex-pros that are great cyclists?Spoiler
Jan 5, 2004 4:00 PM
The mountain bike champ Miguel Martinez raced in the '02 Tour for Mapei. His father is an ex pro. I think his father might have won the KOM jersey. The Plankard/k? family are all cyclist. Jo is currently racing. His uncle Eddie raced, and at least one other family member raced and are now managers or ds's for teams.
a few moreEric_H
Jan 5, 2004 4:10 PM
Frank VDB is not a child of a former star, but the nephew of former Belgian pro Jean-Luc VDB of Lotto managerial fame. Frank's dad was a mechanic for Lotto for a long time.

Nicolas Roche is an up-and-coming Irish rider and son of Stephen.

Cedric Vasseur's father raced professionally in the 50s(?).

The Planckaerts are a cycling family. I think the brothers were Walter, Eddy, and one other, and Jo is the son of Walter I believe.

Someone already mentioned Miguel Martinez, his father was a top climber in the 70s.

I believe George Hincapie's father was a successful amateur racer in Colombia before moving to the US.
re: Are there any kids of ex-pros that are great cyclists?Wiaruz
Jan 5, 2004 6:58 PM
Jelle Njdam raced in the 80's and 90's for various Dutch teams. His father was Henk Njdam who was a successful pro in the 60's. Chris Boardman's dad was a good amateur time trial rider in the UK. I believe Ferdi Bracke's son is racing now as a pro.
In women's racing the great and late Beryl Burton raced against her daughter Denise in the 70's.
re: Are there any kids of ex-pros that are great cyclists?3rensho
Jan 5, 2004 9:08 PM
...and what about Greg LeMond's kid? I remember LeMond holding his kid on the podium with him following the '89 TdF. If he was 3 or 4 then, he'd be 17 or 18 now right?