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Nibali: We raced really well and then this pearl came out of it

Vincenzo Nibali was handed a phone after he had celebrated winning Milan-San Remo and was surprised to realise that on the other end of the line was Eddy Merckx, keen to congratulate him on his solo victory. Merckx won Milan-San Remo seven times during his own career and knew there was something cannibalesque about the way Nibali had attacked his rivals on the Poggio, distanced...
Via Cycling News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Eddy Merckx splits with ASO in Tour of Oman spat

Belgian cycling legend Eddy Merckx has reportedly split with the ASO in an undisclosed disagreement, and will no longer be involved in the organisation of the Tour of Oman. "The Tour of Oman will certainly take place in 2018, but it will be without me," Merckx said, according to Het Laaste Nieuws. "I have nothing to do with it anymore." According to the report, Merckx and his business...
Via Cycling News
November 15, 2017  |  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 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 bikes...
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 researching...
Via Cycling News
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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