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Definition(s):

  • (n) Belgian racing cyclist who won the Tour de France five times (born in 1945)

News

  • Kittel looking like gold standard

    German cyclist overtaking Cavendish as Tour's fastest At this Tour de France, it is Marcel Kittel and no longer Mark Cavendish who is looking like the fastest man on two wheels. Everything was primed on Thursday for Cavendish to win a 25th Tour stage in his illustrious career. Two of the riders with more stage wins — Bernard Hinault (28) and Eddy Merckx (34) — are long retired.
    on July 12, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

Quotes

  1. "I don't have any experience with this race," Armstrong said. "The other day I trained with Axel Merckx and I asked him a ton of questions. I'm excited. I'm certainly coming to try to win, because there's a chance that the Giro is the only...
    on Oct 14, 2008 By: Lance Armstrong Source: USA Today

  2. "Nixon was in the White House, the Vietnam war was going on and Eddy Merckx had won the Tour de France," Jagger said, speaking in French and English. "We didn't know anything about it, because we were stuck in a villa in Villefranche making a...
    on May 19, 2010 By: Mick Jagger Source: AFP

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