Great Random Facts about Belgium

Eddy Merckx, a former Belgian professional road bicycle racer, is considered to be the greatest pro-cyclist ever

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Merckx, who turned professional in 1965, won the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia five times each, and the Vuelta a España once. He also won all of professional cycling’s classic “monument” races at least twice each (with 19 Classics victories in all).