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July 20, 2003

cyclingnews.com | The five-times club, part two: Eddy Merckx

cyclingnews.com is profiling the four previous five-timers, since Lance Armstrong has a chance to become the fifth.

The latest profile is of the greatest racer ever to pull on shorts, Eddy Merckx.

Merckx did amazing things like win the yellow jersey, the green jersey, and the polka-dots. In the same Tour (1969). He holds records for Tour stage wins (35) and days in the yellow jersey (96).

He was nicknamed the Cannibal for a reason.

By the way, Lance Armstrong has been quoting Merckx, who has become friends with Armstrong, as saying: "Let's count the bodies when the war is done" about Armstrong's current Tour.

Posted by Frank Steele on July 20, 2003 in About the Tour | Permalink

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