Edouard Louis Joseph (Eddy), the Baron Merckx (Meensel-Kiezegem, 17 June 1945) was a professional cyclist from 1961 to 1978. Cycling fans consider him to be the most successful cyclist in history, with 525 competitions to his name. He won the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia five times each, has won all of the top events except for the Paris-Tours, has won the Vuelta a Espana, has won the world championship as both a professional and as an amateur, and has broken the world hour record.
So I guess you can say that Merckx is the most well known cyclist of the 20th century for a reason. He is from a time when racers raced from the Spring till the Worlds, no peaking just for the TDF. He won races in every month and distance, a true cannibal. Eddy’s bikes have won numerous races under many teams and currently are being raced by Topsport Vlaanderan-Baloise, a fitting partnership. Come see why these bikes have such a rich history, you will not be disappointed. We are Edmonton’s exclusive Merckx dealer.