Eddy Merckx

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Eddy Merckx
Merckx hauldin a bicycle. His shirt says "Molteni Arcore", an his hair is slicked back.
Merckx in 1973
Personal information
Full nameEdouard Louis Joseph Merckx
NicknameThe Cannibal[1]
Born (1945-06-17) 17 Juin 1945 (age 74)
Meensel-Kiezegem, Brabant, Belgium
Hicht1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Wecht74 kg (163 lb; 11.7 st)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad an track
RoleRider
Rider teepAw-roonder
Amateur team(s)
1961–1964Evere Kerkhoek Sportif
Perfaisional team(s)
1965Solo-Superia
1966–1967Peugeot-BP-Michelin
1968–1970Faema
1971–1976Molteni
1977Fiat
1978C&A
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
General clessification (1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974)
Pynts clessification (1969, 1971, 1972)
Moontains classification (1969, 1970)
Combativity awaird (1969, 1970, 1974, 1975)
Combination clessification (1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974)
34 individual stages (1969–1975)
Giro d'Italia
General clessification (1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974)
Pynts clessification (1968, 1973)
Moontains clessification (1968)
24 indiveedual stages (1968–1974)
Vuelta a España
General clessification (1973)
Pynts clessification (1973)
Combination clessification (1973)
6 individual stages (1973)

Stage races

Paris–Nice: (1969, 1970, 1971)
Tour de Suisse: (1974)

Ane-day races an Clessics

Milan–San Remo (1966, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1976)
Tour of Flanders (1969, 1975)
Paris–Roubaix (1968, 1970, 1973)
Liège–Bastogne–Liège (1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975)
Giro di Lombardia (1971, 1972)
Super Prestige Pernod Internaitional (1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975)
Naitional Road Race Championships (1970)

Edouard Louis Joseph, Baron Merckx (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmɛrks]) (born 17 Juin 1945), better kent as Eddy Merckx, is a Belgian umwhile professional road an track bicycle racer.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Suze Clemitson (4 April 2014). "Remembering how Eddy Merckx won at home in the 1969 Tour of Flanders". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Archived frae the oreeginal on 10 May 2015. Retrieved 10 May 2015.