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'Epic' ride increases Froome's lead

...the thinning mountain air, Froome thrust his right arm up in victory as he became the first rider since the legendary Eddy Merckx in 1970 to win a Mont Ven toux stage while wearing the leader's yellow jersey. "It was incredible today, incredible...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-07-14/epic-ride-increases-
Marcel Kittel outduels Mark Cavendish

...the most successful stage winner still active.Two of the riders with more stage wins ? Bernard Hinault (28) and Eddy Merckx (34) ? are long retired. The third, Andre Leducq (25), died in 1980. Cavendish came to this Tour with 23...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-07-11/marcel-kittel-outdue
British rider Chris Froome tightens grip on Tour de France lead

...became the first yellow-jersey wearer to win a stage on that mammoth climb since the legendary five-time Tour winner Eddy Merckx in 1970."That was an incredible moment, incredible."Saturday's stage did a big loop south of Annecy, through...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-07-20/british-rider-chris-
Chris Froome wins 100th Tour de France

...event on the planet. To win the 100th edition is an honor beyond any I've dreamed," he said.Five-time winners Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain joined Froome on the podium.None of the 100th edition's podium finishers have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-07-21/chris-froome-wins-10
Armstrong gets his 79th yellow jersey

...France in a stage won by Discovery Channel teammate Paolo Savoldelli. Armstrong tied French great Bernard Hinault. Only Eddy Merckx, with 111, has won more yellow jerseys. Merckx, Hinault, Miguel Indurain and Jacques Anquetil all won five Tours...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/07/21/oth_459246.shtml
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Armstrong is 'strong and prepared' for Tour de France

...Others who won five times, but not consecutively, are Frenchmen Jacques Anquetil and Bernard Hinault and Belgian Eddy Merckx. "These are legends of cycling, pillars of our sport. It's understandable people draw a comparison," Armstrong...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/09/oth_377988.shtml
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Armstrong within reach of Tour de France record

...Tours in a row. "I don't see which rider could challenge him in the next two years," said five-time champion Eddy Merckx of Belgium. Looking ahead to 2004 and the possibility of becoming the only six-time winner of the Tour, Armstrong...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/30/oth_350083.shtml
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Armstrong hopes for a ride into cycling history

...runner-up to the Texan. Armstrong is trying to overtake the five-time Tour de France winners: Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain. Ullrich has a different agenda. He has yet to fulfill the promise he showed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/29/oth_420607.shtml
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Positive test follows Spaniard

...his seventh Grand Tour victory, tying him with Armstrong, Miguel Indurain and Fausto Coppi. Only cycling legends Eddy Merckx (11), Bernard Hinault (10) and Jacques Anquetil (8) have won more.A victory in July also would give Contador...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2011-06-25/positive-test-follow
In the spirit of Armstrong, McEwen crashes but wins Tour stage

...Erik Zabel for the most stage victories among current riders. But they're well short of the career mark of 34 by Eddy Merckx. Armstrong won 22. Cancellara, who earned the yellow jersey by winning the prologue, has an overall time of 4...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/07/09/oth_135155.shtml
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