When idols fell: the end of fabulous streaks

When idols fell: the end of fabulous streaks



When idols fell: the end of fabulous streaks

Cycling: Eddy Merckx dominates the grand tours

When talking about Eddy Merckx, the five Tour de France he won quickly come to mind. It’s true, but the track record of ‘El Caníbal’ goes much further. He won, for example, seven times the Milan-San Remo or five times in Liège, but the record that we remember today has to do with the grand tours. The Belgian won his first Grand Tour in stages in 1968, it was the Giro d’Italia. The following year, 1969, he was expelled from the Italian round, but he won the Tour and his streak began: he won ten Grand Tours in a row (Tour 69, 70, 71, 72, 73 and 74, Giro 72, 73 and 74 and Lap 73). The eleventh Grand Tour that he entered and did not win was the Tour of ’75, in which he finished second behind Bernard Thévenet.

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