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Sport Eddy Merckx, 74, the most successful man in the history of competitive cycling, is in intensive care after falling off his bike during a ride with friends in Belgium

18:48  14 october  2019
18:48  14 october  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Eddy Merckx , 74 , the most successful man in the history of competitive cycling , is in intensive care after falling off his bike during a ride with friends in Belgium . He suffered head injuries and remains in intensive care there. The Belgian won 11 Grand Tours during a glittering cycling career.

Legend Eddy Merckx in intensive care after bike fall October 14, 2019, 4:16 pm By In the Bunch Belgian Eddy Merckx , regarded as the most successful rider in the history of competitive cycling , is in intensive care after falling during a bike ride . The 74 -year-old suffered serious head injuries

  Eddy Merckx, 74, the most successful man in the history of competitive cycling, is in intensive care after falling off his bike during a ride with friends in Belgium © Christian Hartmann/Reuters The most successful cyclist in history, Eddy Merckx, is in intensive care after falling during a bike ride with friends.

The 74-year-old was admitted to Dendermonde hospital in Belgium on Sunday.

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He suffered head injuries and remains in intensive care.

Eddy Merckx wearing a suit and tie sitting in a chair: The most successful cyclist in history, Eddy Merckx, is in intensive care after a bike fall © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The most successful cyclist in history, Eddy Merckx, is in intensive care after a bike fall Merckx has a history of history of heart problems, and had a pacemaker installed in 2013, prompting doctors to be more cautious.

Further tests are set to take place on Monday. 

The Belgian won an unparalleled 11 Grand Tours in his career, including five Tours of France, five of Italy and one in Spain. 

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