Home » Magazine » News & Stories » Former Belgian champion, Serge Baguet, dies aged 47

Former Belgian champion, Serge Baguet, dies aged 47

Serge Baguet


The reason behind his death is colon cancer. He was diagnosed with this disease in late 2014 after experiencing several strong abdominal pains during a bike ride. At the time, the only measure doctors took on him was a surgery on an inflamed diverticulum and later, discovering a malignant tumor.


He passed through six rough sessions of chemotherapy. Even though at first, it looked everything was going OK, on an interview for Sporza, he admitted to feel fear and be scared for his life every single day. Despite that, he also admitted to stay hopeful. “I have always been a fighter “– he added.

The disease returned strong in late 2016 and Serge passed away at his home on Thursday morning.



The career


Baguet turned pro in 1991 along with the Lotto Team. He made his comeback again with this team in 2000 ready to enjoy some of the best years of his career.  The glories years started back in 2001 Tour de France. He was able to win stage 17 to Montlucon from a three-man move. He raced also with the Vlaanderen team back in 2002.


Again, in 2001 he was able to secure the Druivenkoers Overijse. In 2005, Serge Baguet sealed his successful career winning the road race at the Belgian National Championships, Saint-Hubert.

His final steps were when he switched his team and went with Quick-Step, another big Belgian team, in 2006. In 2007, he retired for good.


Posted on Categories News & StoriesTags , , , , , , ,
Would you like to write with us? got some interesting stories and experiences you would like to share? please email them to [email protected]

  Giro d’Italia route for 2019 is finally revealed and we couldn’t be happier with it. Froome also agrees with us saying that the 102nd route of next season’s Giro is definitely an “explosive” one.   Giro d’Italia 2019 ? Week 1 ? Stages 1 > 9 ? 11th-19th May…


  Next season will see Ben Swift returning to Team Sky after being part of UAE Team Emirates for two years.   It was Team Sky who gave the big news of Swift getting back to his old family which he first joined in 2010 when the squad was formed.…


  Movistar’s Alejandro Valverde, 38, says that neither injury nor age has slowed him down in his career, and his performance has improved even more as he has grown older.   The world champion said in an interview with El País that he is winning more races now than ever…


  In his latest book, Bradley Wiggins called Lance Armstrong the ‘perfect winner’ of Tour de France. He said that the racing legend was driven but ‘borderline sociopathic’.   Wiggins claimed victory in 2012 Tour de France. But, four years later, a cyber hacking group revealed that the champion had actually…


Race Calendars