Eddy Merckx has sparked controversy on the eve of Paris-Roubaix by omitting former Classics rival Roger De Vlaeminck from his dream team for the race. De Vlaeminck was known as Monsieur Paris-Roubaix because he won the Hell of the North four times (1972, 1974, 1975, and 1977) during his career - a feat that only Tom Boonen has equalled. De Vlaeminck beat Eddy Merckx in three of...
Monday morning in Flanders and hyperbole is not in short supply. Peter Sagan’s victory at the Tour of Flanders on Sunday extended Belgium’s run without a win to four years but unlike twelve months ago, the Flemish press preferred to revel in the visiting conqueror’s triumph than bemoan the lot of the home riders. Sagan was pictured on the front page of Het Nieuwsblad pretending...
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...
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...
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