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Merckx gets a chapter to himself, including highlights of his many stage victories, with a panel that humorously illustrates his nickname of The Cannibal and the kidney punch that may have prevented him from winning his sixth Tour.
Belgian superstar Merckx, nicknamed the "Cannibal" by opponents because his appetite for success was insatiable, won the Yellow Jersey five times and posted a remarkable 34 stage wins.
Ireland's Stephen Roche secured his berth in cycling's hall of fame after he emulated the great Eddie Merckx in 1987, becoming only the second man in history to claim professional cycling's 'Triple Crown'.
I can andrsquo;t explain it," said 54-year-old Merckx.
That might be good enough for most people but not Cooke, who has the same thirst for victory asher cycling hero, the great Eddy Merckx.
Most mornings find the man with the horn-rimmed glasses and bright green Hi-Viz jacket pedaling his Eddy Merckx bicycle through the quiet streets of Burbank and Pasadena.
But champagne and the Champs Elysee are all that is left in the race for Armstrong who will go one better than cycling titans Bernard Hinault, Eddy Merckx, Jacques Anquetil and Miguel Indurain, providing he finishes today's final stage.
The Tour's grand men are its five-time champions: first came Jacques Anquetil (1957, 1961-1964), Eddy Merckx (1969-1972, 1974), and Bernard Hinault (1978-1979, 1981-1982, 1985).
ExTempore designed by Arnold Merckx - is one of the most extensive ranges of outdoor furniture.
Hills's quote that he eclipses the tallies of Jacques Anquetil, Bernard Hinault, Eddy Merckx and Miguel Indurain is understandably defensive although it is doubtful he can be much shorter by the time the 2004 Tour begins.
Joris Merckx, President of Chemetall GmbH Surface Treatment Division, "Especially as far as raw materials are concerned, the company is faced with capacity driven shortages of raw materials which have driven prices upwards since beginning of 2010, with significant changes as of mid of 2011.