EDDY MERCKX RUMORS & GOSSIP

Giro d'Italia: Rugged stage 2 profile set to produce breakaways and surprises

Forget about the upcoming ascent of Mount Etna on Tuesday, with barely a metre of flat ground all day, stage 2 of the Giro d'Italia in Sardinia on Saturday represents the race's first real climbing challenge. In its preview of the Giro d'Italia's 575 kilometres and three stages in Sardinia, official race newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport pointed out that 49 years ago the highpoint...
Via Cycling News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Take it from Eddy Merckx: Chris Froome can't be beaten in this Tour de France

MEGEVE, France – Take it from cycling great Eddy Merckx: nobody can beat Chris Froome in this Tour de France. Riding with the poise and purpose of the Tour’s undisputed leader, Froome won a mountain time trial in Stage 18 on Thursday and opened...
Via The OC Register
July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Take it from Merckx: Froome can't be beaten in this Tour

MEGEVE, France (AP) Take it from cycling great Eddy Merckx: nobody can beat Chris Froome in this Tour de France. Riding with the poise and purpose of the Tour's undisputed leader, Froome won a mountain time trial in Stage 18 on Thursday and opened up a seemingly insurmountable lead of nearly four minutes over his closest challenger, Dutch rider Bauke Mollema. Only two Alpine...
Via Associated Press
July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Belgian prosecutors want Merckx tried in corruption case

BRUSSELS (AP) Belgian prosecutors on Wednesday formally asked judges to put cycling great Eddy Merckx on trial on corruption charges. Merckx, 70, is one of 13 people investigated about irregular purchases of equipment by Brussels-area municipalities. He's accused of using insider information to win a 15,000-euro ($16,700) contract to sell 46 cycles from his then-company Cycles...
Via Associated Press
June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Merckx leaves Oman after former coach dies - News Shorts

Merckx leaves Oman after former coach dies Eddy Merckx has left the Tour of Oman early after his father-in-law and former coach, Lucian Acou, passed away aged 94. Acou had reportedly become ill on Monday and, after falling while going to pick up the newspaper outside, he died later that day. Merckx, who is one of the organisers of the Tour of Oman, had remained in Oman and attended...
Via Cycling News
February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Merckx calls for life bans for motorised doping offences

Eddy Merckx has called for life bans for motorised doping and added that he believes such technological fraud to be a worse offence than the use of performance-enhancing drugs.ADVERTISEMENT Merckx’s comments follow the UCI’s announcement that it is investigating Belgian under-23 rider Femke Van den Driessche for technological fraud after a motor was discovered in one of her...
Via Cycling News
February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

New Eddy Merckx biography unveiled in Brussels

Eddy Merckx was on hand Wednesday at the Hotel Metropole in Brussels for the unveiling of a new biography written by cycling journalist Johny de la Loi Vansevenant. “Eddy Merckx, A Biography” relies on hours of interviews with Merckx’s relatives, friends, opponents, directors and his soigneur, according to an article on Het Nieuwsblad. Vansevenant also spent countless hours...
Via Cycling News
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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