Eddy Merckx

Eddy Merckx

Grand Tours

Tour de France
General Classification (1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974)
Points Classification (1969, 1971, 1972)
Mountain Classification (1969, 1970)
Combativity award (1969, 1970, 1974, 1975)
Combination Classification (1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974)
34 Individual Stages (1969–1975)
Giro d'Italia
General Classification (1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974)
Points Classification (1968, 1973)
Mountain Classification (1968)
24 Individual Stages (1968–1974)
Vuelta a España
General Classification (1973)
Points Classification (1973)
Combination Classification (1973)
6 Individual Stages

Stage Races

General classification (1969, 1970, 1971)
Tour de Suisse
General classification (1974)

Single-Day Races and Classics

Road Race World Championships (1967, 1971, 1974)
Belgian National Road Race Championship (1970)
Milan – San Remo (1966, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1976)
Ronde van Vlaanderen (1969, 1975)
Paris–Roubaix (1968, 1970, 1973)
Liège–Bastogne–Liège (1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975)
Giro di Lombardia (1971, 1972)
Super Prestige Pernod International (1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975)
Medal record
Competitor for Belgium
Road bicycle racing
World Championships
Gold 1967 Heerlen Professional road race
Gold 1971 Mendrisio Professional road race
Gold 1974 Montréal Professional road race
Infobox last updated on
16 January 2007

Edouard Louis Joseph, Baron Merckx (born 17 June 1945 in Meensel-Kiezegem), better known as Eddy Merckx, is a Belgian former professional cyclist. The French magazine Vélo called him "the most accomplished rider that cycling has ever known." The American publication VeloNews called him the greatest and most successful cyclist of all time. He won the Tour de France five times, won all the monuments of cycling at least twice, with 19 monument victories in all, won the Giro d'Italia five times and the Vuelta a España once, won the world championship once as an amateur and three times as a professional, and broke the world hour record.

Read more about Eddy Merckx:  Early Life, Hour Record, Track Crash, Doping, Retirement, Grand Tours and World Championship Placements, Personal Life

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Sport In Belgium - Cycling
... The best Belgian cyclist of all times, Eddy Merckx, nicknamed the Cannibal, has won the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia 5 times each, won the Vuelta a España once, the UCI ... most World Championships gold medals (25) with 3 victories by Rik Van Steenbergen and Eddy Merckx and 2 by Georges Ronsse, Briek Schotte, Rik Van Looy and Freddy ... Besides Eddy Merckx, Philippe Thys won the most prestigious tour 3 times while Firmin Lambot and Sylvère Maes won it twice ...
Cycling Records - Road Bicycle Racing Records
... is a list of Road bicycle racing achievements and records Monument wins Eddy Merckx (19), Roger De Vlaeminck (11), Costante Girardengo, Fausto Coppi, Sean Kelly ...
Grand Prix Eddy Merckx
... Grand Prix Eddy Merckx was a cycle race around Brussels, where Eddy Merckx was born ... It was held between 1980 and 2004, disappearing after the creation of the UCI ProTour in 2005 ...
Carlo Galetti
... Jacques Anquetil 1965 Vittorio Adorni 1966 Gianni Motta 1967 Felice Gimondi 1968 Eddy Merckx 1969 Felice Gimondi 1970 Eddy Merckx 1971 Gösta Pettersson 1972–74 Eddy ...
Eddy Merckx - Personal Life
... In December 1967 Merckx married Claudine Acou, a 21-year-old teacher, daughter of Lucien Acou, trainer of the national amateur team ... kissing the bride now." The witnesses to the marriage were Merckx's manager, Jean van Buggenhout, and a cabinet-maker from Etterbeek, who taught Merckx to ride a bike ... The religious service which followed was in Merckx's local church rather than his bride's ...

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