Eddy Merckx (Cyclist) Wiki, Age, Height, Weight

Eddy Merckx

Road racing specialist who won the Tour de France five times: in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, and 1974.

He won his first race on October 1, 1961, as an amateur rider, not long after he began racing competitively.

He was a world champion three times as a professional, and also once as an amateur.

He married Claudine Acou in 1967.

Though they raced in different eras, he was a friend and supporter of fellow Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.

Eddy Merckx Age

How old is Eddy Merckx? He was born in 1945, he is 77 years old.

Eddy Merckx Height & Weight

How tall is Eddy Merckx? He stands 5 feet 12 inches (182 cm) tall.

What is Eddy Merckx's weight? He weighs 163 lbs (74 kg).

Eddy Merckx Wiki

Eddy Merckx Wiki/Bio
Famous asCyclist
Age77 years old
BirthdayJune 17, 1945
BirthplaceMeensel-Kiezegem, Belgium
Zodiac SignGemini
Heightapprox. 5 ft 12 in (182 cm)
Weightapprox. 163 lbs (74 kg)

Quotes by Eddy Merckx

No, riding in the Peloton is more frightening than riding in the park.

— Eddy Merckx

Cycling always receives a bad name. It’s always cycling that’s attacked and other sports are never attacked.

— Eddy Merckx

It’s always the first Tour that is the most difficult to win.

— Eddy Merckx

It’s a shame to mix sports and politics.

— Eddy Merckx

Cycling is a sport of the people. How many people in the world have never been on a bike? Not many.

— Eddy Merckx