Eddy Merckx

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Eddy Merckx

Édouard Louis Joseph, Baron Merckx (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmɛrks]; French: [mɛʁks]; born 17 June 1945), better known as Eddy Merckx, is a Belgian former professional road and track bicycle racer who is widely seen as the most successful rider in the history of competitive cycling. His victories include an unequalled eleven Grand Tours (five Tours of France, five Tours of Italy, and a Tour of Spain), all of the five Monuments, three World Championships, the hour record, every major one-day race other than Paris–Tours, and extensive victories on the track. Born in Meensel-Kiezegem, Brabant, Belgium, he grew up in Woluwe-Saint-Pierre where his parents ran a grocery store. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eddy Merckx has received more than 1,312,729 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia making him the most popular cyclist.

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Among cyclists, Eddy Merckx ranks 1 out of 904After him are Fausto Coppi, Jacques Anquetil, Gino Bartali, Maurice Garin, Raymond Poulidor, Lance Armstrong, Henri Cornet, Tom Simpson, Miguel Induráin, Bernard Hinault, and Patrick Sercu.

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Among people born in 1945, Eddy Merckx ranks 10Before him are Franz Beckenbauer, Radovan Karadžić, Aung San Suu Kyi, Vince McMahon, Gerd Müller, and Eric Clapton. After him are Jupp Heynckes, Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Wim Wenders, Helen Mirren, and Patrick Modiano.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Eddy Merckx ranks 21 out of 658Before him are Georges Simenon (1903), Albert II of Belgium (1934), Philip I of Castile (1478), Rogier van der Weyden (1390), Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy (1480), and Leopold II of Belgium (1835). After him are Leopold III of Belgium (1901), Jacques Brel (1929), Albert I of Belgium (1875), Jean-Claude Van Damme (1960), Agnès Varda (1928), and Hergé (1907).

Among CYCLISTS In Belgium

Among cyclists born in Belgium, Eddy Merckx ranks 1After him are Patrick Sercu (1944), Rik Van Looy (1933), Philippe Thys (1889), Rik Van Steenbergen (1924), Firmin Lambot (1886), Roger De Vlaeminck (1947), Stan Ockers (1920), Odile Defraye (1888), Lucien Van Impe (1946), Romain Maes (1912), and Sylvère Maes (1909).

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