Merckx, Eddy Merckx(noun)
Belgian racing cyclist who won the Tour de France five times (born in 1945)
Edouard Louis Joseph, Baron Merckx, better known as Eddy Merckx, is a former Belgian professional road bicycle racer considered to be the greatest pro-cyclist ever. The French magazine Vélo described Merckx as "the most accomplished rider that cycling has ever known," while VeloNews of the United States declared him to be the greatest and most successful cyclist of all time. Merckx, who turned professional in 1965, won the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia five times each, and the Vuelta a España once. He also won all of professional cycling's classic "monument" races at least twice each. Merckx was World Champion once as an amateur and three times as a professional, and he even broke the world hour record before retiring in 1978. Since then, Merckx has remained active in professional cycling through various commercial and sporting projects, including team sponsorships and designing, manufacturing and selling his own line of bicycles.
Quotes by eddy merckx -- Explore a large variety of famous quotes made by eddy merckx on the Quotes.net website.
The numerical value of eddy merckx in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of eddy merckx in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Images & Illustrations of eddy merckx
Find a translation for the eddy merckx definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these eddy merckx definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"eddy merckx." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 24 Mar. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/eddy merckx>.