Eddy Merckx


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

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Muscat: Belgian cycling legend Eddy Merckx has pulled out of the organising team of the Tour of Oman.
With only one month to go for the historic UCI Road World Championships Doha 2016, cycling legend and Doha 2016 ambassador Eddy Merckx believes the event will be an unforgettable experience.
That's second most in cycling history, behind only Belgium legend Eddy Merckx.
Belgian Eddy Merckx, like Hinault a five-time Tour winner, still tops the list of stage wins with 34.
Some of cycling's greats including Eddy Merckx, Francesco Moser and Roger de Vlaeminck feature on a star-studded roll of honour and current world champion Peter Sagan is 3-1 favourite to win today.
While Tour of Oman fans and participants are keeping their fingers crossed, it is learnt that Eddy Merckx and race co-owner Dirk De Pauw are slated to hold talks with senior government officials to discuss about renewing the contract of Tour of Oman.
Phil Elwell, director at Digbethbased Traffic, said: "Reynolds is a well-known brand within the cycling community and has produced steel tubing lines that went on to be used by teams competing in the Tour de France from 1956 onwards with an unmatched 27 wins by famous competitors like Eddy Merckx, Miguel Indurain and Greg Lemond.
The UCI (professional cycling's governing body) mentality is that if Eddy Merckx didn't do it, we can't do it.
BORN BARRY Manilow, US singer, 1943, above IGOR Stravinsky, Russian composer, 1882 EDDY Merckx, Belgian cycling champion, 1945 DIED BASIL Hume, English cardinal, 1999, above CYD Charisse, US actress, 2008 CHET Allen, American child actor, 1984
Breaking the record would put me alongside past Tour de France winners such as Fausto Coppi, Eddy Merckx and Jacques Anquetil - which is a special club.
Also present on the occasion were Belgian legend Eddy Merckx, QCF officials John Lelangue and Amani al Dosari.
The Italian, winner of the 2010 Vuelta a Espana and 2013 Giro d'Italia, became the sixth rider to win all three Grand Tours, after Jacques Anquetil, Felice Gimondi, Bernard Hinault, Eddy Merckx and Alberto Contador.
The Italian, winner of the 2010 Vuelta a Espana and 2013 Giro d'Italia, will become the sixth rider to win all three Grand Tours, after Jacques Anquetil, Felice Gimondi, Bernard Hinault, Eddy Merckx and Alberto Contador.
Although Armstrong was stripped of his seven Yellow Jerseys earlier this year after admitting he was a cheat, Pantani's result will still be valid, while five-times champions Eddy Merckx and Miguel Indurain, who both failed doping tests in their careers, were called to the 100th Tour's celebrations in Paris at the weekend, the report said.
L'ancien grand champion cycliste belge Eddy Merckx, 67 ans, s'est fait poser un stimulateur cardiaque a titre preventif, jeudi a la clinique Saint-Jean de Genk (nord), a-t-il annonce au quotidien flamand Het Nieuwsblad vendredi.