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Merckx

(ˈmɛrks)
n
(Biography) Eddy. born 1945, Belgian professional cyclist: five times winner of the Tour de France, including four consecutive victories (1969–72)
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Noun1.Merckx - Belgian racing cyclist who won the Tour de France five times (born in 1945)
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Together with 45 other experts, Naturalis researchers Vincent Merckx and Menno Schilthuizen collected dozens of such endemic species in 2012 during a Dutch-Malaysian scientific expedition on Mount Kinabalu.
Only the legends Eddy Merckx (34) and Bernard Hinault (28) are ahead of him.
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
He is the fifth person since September to break the record, held in the past by Eddy Merckx and Chris Boardman, after the UCI changed the rules to allow riders to use whatever equipment is ruled legal for track-timed events.
SIR Bradley Wiggins is ready to embrace a challenge described by five-time Tour de France winner Eddy Merckx as his toughest on the bike.
Former cycling champion Eddy Merckx who co-owns and organises the Tour had shortened the stage 5 start from Al Sawadi Beach to the finish point at Ministry of Housing in Muscat due to strong winds.
Belgian ambassador Herman Merckx expressed satisfaction at the large turnout and thanked Katara for hosting the event.
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.
A dominant showing saw Nibali (Astana) triumph by seven minutes 52 seconds to become the sixth rider to win all three Grand Tours, after Jacques Anquetil, Felice Gimondi, Bernard Hinault, Eddy Merckx and Alberto Contador.
e 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.
The Italian - the first yellow jersey holder since Eddy Merckx in 1974 to win four stages outside of time-trials - began the day with an advantage of five minutes 26 seconds and enhanced his lead to a nearunassailable 7mins 10secs with just three stages to go.