Eddy Merckx

Eddy Merckx (Bicyclist), born on June 17, 1945 in Meensel-Kiezegem, Belgium. Eddy Merckx's age 73 years & Zodiac Sign Gemini, nationality Belgian (by birth) & Race/Ethnicity is White. Let's check, How Tall is Eddy Merckx?

Eddy Merckx Bio

  • Birth Name:Eddy Merckx
  • First Name: Eddy
  • Last Name: Merckx
  • Age: 73 years
  • Birth Date: June 17, 1945
  • Birth Place: Meensel-Kiezegem, Belgium
  • Country: Belgium
  • Nationality: Belgian
  • Birth/Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Feet/Shoe Size: N/A
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  • Eddy Merckx Height

    6 ft 1 in (185 cm/)

    Height & Weight
    Height (in Feet-Inches)6 ft 1 in
    Height (in Centimeters)185 cm
    Height (in Meters)
    Weight (in Kilograms)76 kg
    Weight (in Pounds)168 lbs

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    Eddy Merckx FAQs

    Are Eddy Merckx bikes good?

    The Eddy Merckx EMX-525 is the company’s flagship road bike. It is marketed under the slogan ”the best balanced bike in the world”. Specialists have reviewed it as one of the fastest and most responsive bikes in the world, praising it for its stability, power, and speed.

    Why is Eddy Merckx the greatest cyclist?

    Eddy Merckx is the greatest cyclist of all time. During his career from 1965 to 1978, the Belgian won 525 races. He is still the joint record holder for the number of Tour de France overall victories (five).

    Does Eddy Merckx still ride?

    He is almost universally regarded as the greatest and most successful rider in the history of cycling. However, Merckx was caught in three separate doping incidents during his career. Since Merckx’s retirement from the sport on 18 May 1978, he has remained active in the cycling world.

    What did Eddy Merckx test positive?

    Eddy Merckx of Belgium tested positive for the stimulant Reactivan at Savona during the 1969 Giro d’Italia, after leading the race through 16 stages. Merckx was found positive at doping control and expelled from the Giro.

    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. Born in Meensel-Kiezegem, Brabant, Belgium, he grew up in Woluwe-Saint-Pierre where his parents ran a grocery store. He played several sports, but found his true passion in cycling. Merckx got his first bicycle at the age of three or four and competed in his first race in 1961. His first victory came at Petit-Enghien in October 1961. After winning eighty races as an amateur racer, he turned professional on 29 April 1965 when he signed with Solo-Superia. His first major victory came in the Milan–San Remo a year later, after switching to Peugeot-BP-Michelin. After the 1967 season, Merckx moved to Faema, and won the Giro d’Italia, his first of eleven Grand Tour victories – a record that still stands today. Four times between 1970 and 1974, Merckx completed a Grand Tour double. His final double also coincided with winning the men’s road race at the UCI Road World Championships to make him the first rider to accomplish cycling’s Triple Crown. Merckx broke the hour record in October 1972, extending the record by almost 800 meters.

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