Eddy Merckx


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Noun1.Eddy Merckx - Belgian racing cyclist who won the Tour de France five times (born in 1945)
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THE Grand Depart of the 2019 Tour de France will honour fivetime winner Eddy Merckx before a team time trial in Brussels.
by Times News Service Eddy Merckx, right, was one of the driving forces of the creation of the Tour of Oman in 2010.
Belgium's Eddy Merckx won a record 11 grand tours in his storied career and was known as 'The Cannibal' due to his appetite for victory.
Six men have claimed all three Grand Tour crowns during their careers - Jacques Anquetil, Alberto Contador, Felice Gimondi, Bernard Hinault, Eddy Merckx and Vincenzo Nibali - but nobody has won them all in the same year.
And a fifth maillot jaune in 2018 would elevate him from greatness to cycling immortality alongside Eddy Merckx, Hinault, Anquetil and Miguel Indurain.
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.
But Froome is now just one behind the Tour record of five titles, held jointly by Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault, Jacques Anquetil and Miguel Indurain.
Belgian cycling legend Eddy Merckx (left) on the podium for the 2015 Ladies Tour of Qatar.
Froome becomes only the eighth man, not counting the disgraced Lance Armstrong, to win three or more Tours and will now have his sights set on the record of five jointly held by Jacques Anquetil, Miguel Indurain, Bernard Hinault and Eddy Merckx.
He will join Philippe Thys, Louison Bobet and Greg LeMond on three titles, and will now have his eyes set on fivetime winners Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault, Jacques Anquetil and Indurain.
Eddy Merckx, the five-time Tour winner, called Froome a "great champion" and said he could go on to win many more Tours.