Eddy Merckx


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Merckx, Eddy

(Édouard Louis Joseph, Baron Merckx) (mûrks), 1945–, Belgian bicycle racer. He won the world amateur cycling championship in 1964 and became world professional champion in 1967. He won the Tour de France bicycle race five times (1969–72, 1974), the Giro d'Italia five times (1968, 1970, 1972–74), and the Vuelta a España once (1973). It has been estimated that Merckx rode up to 30,000 mi (48,300 km) a year in practice and competition together. He was created a baron in 1996 by Albert II of Belgium.
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It's a huge honour to be mentioned in the same sentence as Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain," he said.
Froome's latest victory moved him to within two overall wins of Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain, who each won five Tours, while the disgraced Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven for doping.
His overall tally is now 30, second only to Eddy Merckx.
Belgian great Eddy Merckx, like Hinault a five-time Tour champion, tops the list of stage wins in cycling's most prestigious race with 34.
Cavendish won stage one of the Tour on Saturday to wear the yellow jersey for the first time in his career, and this latest success gives him 28 Tour stage wins, moving him level with Bernard Hinault in second on the all-time list behind Eddy Merckx on 34.