Eric Leman was born on July 17, 1946.
The Belgian rider shares
the record for victories in one of the five monuments in cycling.
He also stood on the podium of another monument in cycling.
Leman shares the record of three victories in the Tour of Flanders Classic (1970, 1972, and 1973) with Achiel Buysse of Belgium, Fiorenzo Magni of Italy, and Johan Museeuw of Belgium.
Leman was also 3rd in the 1970 Paris-Roubaix Classic behind Eddy Merckx and Roger De Vlaeminck of Belgium.