Guess Who - Game

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By "not really", would he be classed as being from a country that borders a country that borders Belgium today, but was not at the time (e.g. an East German), or from a country which bordered a country that borders Belgium at the time but no longer does (e.g. a Slovak)?
He is!

Sean Bennett has like Sam ridden for the An Post/Sean Kelly Team, and Sam, although born in Belgium, grew up in the same town as Kelly. Merckx was one of Kelly's idols, when he raced as a junior. And he got to beat him in the 1977 Circuit de l'Indre.