Accident, Legendary Cyclist Eddy Merckx Serious Injury to the Head

The legendary bicycle racer Eddy Merckx must be rushed to the hospital on Sunday (10/13) yesterday. He underwent treatment due to a serious injury to the head due to an accident while cycling.

According to the Belgian newspaper, Het Nieuwsblad, the five-time Tour de France champion was treated at one of the hospitals in Dendermonde, Belgium. The head injury is very serious.

“I have already contacted his wife, Claudine,” said Paul Van Himst, one of Merckx’s friends. “According to him everything was okay. Merckx will undergo a new test, “said the living legend of the Belgian football club, RSC Anderlecht.

Care should be taken with Merckx. Moreover, the 74-year-old man uses a pacemaker, aka pacemaker. He has used the device since he was diagnosed with arrhythmia, or heart rhythm in 2013.

Merckx can be called the Michael Jordan of bicycle racing. He holds the best status in the world pedal pedals. Merckx has eleven Grand Tour titles. The details: five times the Tour de France champion, five Giro d’Italia titles, and one Vuelta a Espana crown. 

He won all five of the Monument races. The details; Seven Milan – San Remo titles, five Liege – Bastogne – Liege titles, three Paris – Roubaix titles, two Tour of Flanders titles, and two IL Lombardia titles.

Merckx is a three-time world champion. He recorded eight records in the  road race . Among these, he became the only racer to win general classification , points classification , and mountains classification (KOM) on the Tour de France. He achieved it at the 1969 Tour de France.

After retiring in 1978, Merckx founded a bicycle company under the Eddy Merckx Cycles brand. In addition to the bicycle business, Merckx also works with Tour de France organizers, Amaury Sport Organization (ASO) until 2017. (cycling) 

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