Tring! Tring! Happy Birthday! Walter Godefroot was born on this day in 1943. "Walter Godefroot is the only one of my adversaries who I never beat in a direct fight for victory", said Eddy Merckx. Jurgen Roelandts was born on this day in 1985. The Belgian rider was placed 5th in the 2011 World Championship Road Race behind Mark Cavendish of Great Britain, Matt Goss of Australia, Andre Greipel of Germany, and Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland.