Edwig Van Hooydonck was born August, 4 1966 in Ekeren. He is a former Belgian professional road racing cyclist. He won the prestigious Tour of Flanders twice.
The first time was in 1989, he was 22 years old and became so emotional that he cried on stage. The images went global and made him an instant hero in Belgium.
He won again in 1991. This time he was less emotional but nevertheless he carries both victories in his heart.