|Édouard Louis Joseph, Baron Merckx
|Date of Birth
|June 17 1945
|Family Name / Cast
|Husband or Wife Name
|Axel Merckx, Sabrina Merckx
Édouard Louis Joseph, Baron Merckx known As Eddy Merckx is A Belgian Former Professional Road and Track Bicycle Racer Net Worth Profile Biography
Eddy Merckx was born Edouard Louis Joseph, Baron Merckx on 17 June 1945 in Meensel-Kiezegem, Belgium, to Jennie Pittomvils and Jules Merckx, at Brabant, in Belgium. When Eddy was a year old his family moved to Brussels in Belgium. Eddy Merckx has a younger brother Michel and younger sister Micheline. Eddy Merckx is known to have had an active childhood and he was involved in a variety of sports like boxing, football and so on. He began cycling at the age of three or four and procured his first racing license in the year 1961. He began focusing on cycling rather than attending school; eventually dropping out of school to pursue his passion of cycling.Eddy Merckx married Claudine Acou, daughter of the trainer of the national amateur team, on 5 December 1967.The couple had a girl named Sabrina on 14 February 1970 and a boy named Axel Merckx on 8 August 1972. Axel grew up to become a professional cyclist.
- Eddy Merckx has dominated the sport for over ten years and was rightly referred to as ‘The Cannibal’ and ‘Cycling God’.
- Eddy Merckx has to his credit 5 Tours De France, 5 Giro d’Italias, 3 World Championships, and 7 Milan–San Remos among his major victories.
- He has a total of 525 victories, which is unequaled record. He has also the credit of breaking the World Hour Record with an unparalleled record distance of 49.431 km.
|Black and pepper
|Feet: 6′ 1″ || Centimeters: 185 CM
|Kilograms: 74 kg || Pounds: 163 Pounds
|Favorite Thins & General Information
|Cycling, Books Reading
“All I got from van Looy and his cronies was ridicule, not one piece of help or advice. They were very unfair, I was still just a naïve young boy really. With Peugeot, and especially with Tom [Simpson], it was completely different,”
Originally posted on January 22, 2018 @ 9:34 am