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Eddy Merckx

Road bicycle racing

Édouard Louis Joseph, baron Merckx, 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, 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.


  • Early life and amateur career 

  • Professional career 

  • Retirement 

  • Personal life 

  • Legacy 

  • Doping 

  • Honours