Eddy Merckx

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Belgian racing cyclist who won the Tour de France five times (born in 1945)


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Armstrong, who battled back from advanced testicular cancer to win for the first time in 1999, joined Miguel Indurain, Eddy Merckx, Jacques Anquetil and Louision Bobet in securing the yellow jersey in three consecutive seasons.
Cipollini, who has won more stages in the Giro d'Italia than even Belgian legend Eddy Merckx, was a lacklustre 29th on Sunday and seems weaker than in the past.
Previous winners of Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen, first contested in 1907, include McEwen and giants of the sport like Eddy Merckx, Mario Cippolini, Erik Zabel and Tom Boonen.
Athens road race bronze medallist Axel Merckx, son of the greatest cyclist in history, Belgian Eddy Merckx, is the star attraction of the Lotto-Domo team.
The German sprinter, winner in Bordeaux in 1995 and 1997, was looking for a treble only Eddy Merckx and Walter Godefroot - now his team director - had achieved in the past.
The Texan's triumph takes him past four great five-time champions - Jacques Anquetil, Bernard Hinault, Eddy Merckx and Miguel Indurain - who were all younger than him when they attempted a sixth win.
The event, in its second year, starts from Dulwich College in south London and finishes at the Parc du Cinquantaire, in Brussels, where four times Tour de France winner Eddy Merckx will present medals to all the riders.
Armstrong is well aware that, while he has won more Tours than anyone else, his overall record compares unfavourably with the likes of Eddy Merckx and Bernard Hinault.
It takes me about half an hour to do the few miles to Firhill - I am not Eddy Merckx after all.
BELGIAN cycling legend Eddy Merckx has yet another yellow jersey to go with the many he won during his glory days in the Tour de France in the 1960s and 1970s.
Eoe1/4EoThe climbs will be something different for the riders, a new challenge early in the season,Eoe1/4A[yen] said Eddy Merckx, the Belgian champion.
Eoee1/4EoThe climbs will be something different for the riders, a new challenge early in the season,Eoee1/4A[yen] said Eddy Merckx, the Belgian champion.
The only other riders to have won five are Spaniard Miguel Indurain, Belgium's Eddy Merckx, and Frenchmen Jacques Anquetil and Bernard Hinault.
Nevertheless,Armstrong knows there is plenty of hard work left before he can take his place alongside Spain's Miguel Indurain,Belgian Eddy Merckx and French pair Jacques Anquetiland Bernard Hinault,as a five-time winner ofLe Tour.
American Lance Armstrong, set to win his second successive Tour de France on Sunday, said he did not feel he was in the same league as five-time winners Eddy Merckx and Miguel Indurain.