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Merckx

Eddy. born 1945, Belgian professional cyclist: five times winner of the Tour de France, including four consecutive victories (1969--72)
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Gimondi was known for his tenaciousness in the face of Merckx's dominance in the late 60s and early 70s but the two became friends, with Merckx in tears when he was told of Gimondi's death.
Five-time Tour de France winner Merckx told Italian news agency ANSA, "A man like Gimondi is not born every day.
Then it was off to get the yellow jersey from Merckx who won the first of his five Tours de France 50 years ago.
Giant pictures of Merckx were on display across the city, and the Manneken-Pis -- the landmark bronze sculpture in the center of Brussels -- donned a yellow jersey.
Cavendish, after a season blighted by crashes, was unable to close the gap on Merckx and was ejected from the race after failing to make the time cut on the summit finish to La Rosiere in the French Alps, which was ironically won by Thomas and put the Welsh hero into the leader's yellow jersey.
A fifth Tour de France victory would lift Froome alongside Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault, Jacques Anquetil and Miguel Indurain for the most wins in the event.
The race has been organised by the Amaury Sports Organisation (ASO), which also organises Tour de France, and Belgian cycling legend Eddy Merckx in cooperation with Muscat Municipality, over the past eight years.
by Times News Service Eddy Merckx, right, was one of the driving forces of the creation of the Tour of Oman in 2010.
Froome is now one shy of the all-time record of five Tour wins - jointly held by Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain - after his fourth victory on Sunday.
The series was developed by Belgian designers Marc Merckx and Pieter Maes, whose design philosophy challenges the principle of reduction with light structures and strong materials.