Eddy Merckx

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Birthday
17, 1945
Birthplace
Meensel-Kiezegem, Belgium
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
17, 1945 (age 74)
Birthplace
Meensel-Kiezegem, Belgium

About

Road racing specialist who won the Tour de France five times: in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, and 1974.

Before Fame

He won his first race on October 1, 1961, as an amateur rider, not long after he began racing competitively.

Trivia

He was a world champion three times as a professional, and also once as an amateur.

Family Life

He married Claudine Acou in 1967.

Associated With

Though they raced in different eras, he was a friend and supporter of fellow Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.