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Eddy MERCKX

Belgian Eddy MERCKX

born Édouard Louis Joseph MERCKX

Belgian former professional road and track bicycle racer

Source :  Marc FOURIER

Born: on June 17, 1947 in Meensel-Kiezegem, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium  (72 years)


Biography

Edouard Louis Joseph Merckx was born in Meensel-Kiezegem, Brabant, Belgium on 17 June 1945 to Jules Merckx and Jenny Pittomvils. Merckx was the first-born of the family. In September 1946, the family moved to Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, in Brussels, Belgium in order to take over a grocery store that had been up for lease. In May 1948, Jenny gave birth to twins: a boy, Michel, and a girl, Micheline. As a child Eddy was hyperactive and was always playing outside.

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- Category Cycling