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						Axel Merckx

Axel Merckx

Date of Birth August 8, 1972
Age 50 years, 6 months, 13 days
Place of Birth Uccle
Country Belgium
Profession Cyclist
Horoscope Leo

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Axel Merckx is a famous Cyclist, born on August 8, 1972 in Belgium. As of January 9, 2023, Axel Merckx’s net worth is $5 Million. He won the bronze medal in the road race during the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Parents Eddy Merckx, Claudine Acou
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Spouse Jodi Cross
Children(s) Axana Taylor Merckx, Athina Grace Merckx


Professional cyclist who was the highest-placed Belgian rider six times at the Tour de France. Axel Eddy Lucien Jonkheer Merckx (born 8 August 1972) is a Belgian former professional road bicycle racer and the son of five-time Tour de France champion Eddy Merckx. He is currently the team director of UCI Continental team Hagens Berman Axeon..

He married Canadian triathlete Jodi Cross in 1997.

Born in Uccle, Axel Merckx became a professional cyclist in 1993, winning the Belgian national road race championship in 2000. He repeatedly vowed to make his mark by accomplishing feats that had eluded his father Eddy, such as winning a Tour de France stage at Alpe d’Huez and the Paris–Tours classic. He did not succeed, but competed in eight Tours de France and finished as the highest-placed Belgian rider six times.

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In his professional career (1993–2007), he won the Belgian national road race championship in 2000 and a bronze medal in the road race at the 2004 Olympic games in Athens.

Axel Merckx Net Worth

Axel Merckx is one of the richest Cyclist & listed on most popular Cyclist. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Axel Merckx's net worth $5 Million.

Net Worth $5 Million
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Source of Income Cyclist
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House Living in own house.

He watched his father Eddy Merck win multiple Tours de France.

In his professional career (1993–2007), he won the Belgian national road race championship in 2000 and a bronze medal in the road race at the 2004 Olympic games in Athens.

Merckx married Canadian triathlete Jodi Cross in 1997, and currently resides in Kelowna, British Columbia. They have two children, Axana (born 5 May 2001) and Athina Grace (born 29 June 2005).

Merckx won the bronze medal in the road race at the 2004 Games in Athens, breaking free in the final kilometre.

Axel Merckx Wife

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He created the Granfondo Axel Merckx National Series, with its inaugural event being the Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan on 10 July 2011 in Penticton, British Columbia. His father, Eddy, rode in the inaugural event.

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Facts & Trivia

Ranked on the list of most popular Cyclist. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in Belgium. Axel Merckx celebrates birthday on August 8 of every year.

Merckx announced his retirement from professional cycling at the end of the 2007 Tour de France. He won his last race at Lommel, in August 2007.

What made Eddy Merckx so good?

Sometimes he was out all day, arguing that big races last up to seven hours, so nine hour rides are good for the body and good for the mind. Merckx did lots of motor-paced training to put zip in his legs, and he rode six-day races on in the winter to keep his speed up and his weight down.

Did Eddy Merckx win Olympics?

It is FALSE. Eddy Merckx is regarded as the greatest cyclist in history. He won 5 Tours de France, 5 Tours of Italy, 3 world championships in road racing, and a Tour of Spain. However, he never won an Olympic medal, since professional athletes could not take part in the Games in the 1960s.

Was Eddie Merckx good?

Eddy Merckx is the greatest cyclist of all time. During his career from 1965 to 1978, the Belgian won 525 races. He is still the joint record holder for the number of Tour de France overall victories (five).

How many times did Eddy Merckx win Paris Roubaix?

De Vlaeminck beat Eddy Merckx in three of the editions of Paris-Roubaix he won and also finished second four times, third once, fifth once, sixth once, seventh twice. He only abandoned once, in 1980.

Who is the greatest cyclist in history?

Eddy Merckx (1965-1978) Simply put, Eddy Merckx is the greatest cyclist of all time. The man nicknamed “The Cannibal” dominated professional cycling like no one else and won every important race there is to win.

His name was on the list of doping tests published by the French Senate on 24 July 2013 that were collected during the 1998 Tour de France then retested in 2004. Merckx was not one of then 18 Riders named as testing positive for EPO but was on a list of 12 named riders whose test results were listed as “suspicious”.

Because his father was made a baron—a personal, hereditary title—in Belgium, Axel Merckx has also been ennobled. He is therefore officially referred to as Ecuyer (in French) or Jonkheer (in Dutch) Axel Merckx. This honorific title is comparable to the British The Honourable, when the untitled person is the offspring of a baron, earl or viscount.

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