1945 – Edouard Louis Joseph Merckx or Eddy Merckx born on the 17th of June in Meensel-Kiezegem, Vlaams Brabant, Belgium. He is a retired Belgian professional cyclist. Considered by many fans to be the greatest and most successful cyclist of all time, he set several world records some of which remain unsurpassed to this day. ..
1934 – Jacques Anquetil, born on the 8th of January in Mont-Saint-Aignan, near Rouen in Normandy, north-west France. He was a French Cyclist. 1952 – He took the French amateur road title, one year after he began racing. 1953 – His first year as an independent or semi-professional rider, he won the 19th Grand Prix ..