Belgian cycling champion, Eddy Merckx, returned to Brussels on Saturday (October 28) from Mexico City where he broke the world's one-hour cycling record.
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Background: Belgian cycling champion, Eddy Merckx, returned to Brussels on Saturday (October 28) from Mexico City where he broke the world's one-hour cycling record.
Eddy Merckx, 27, was besieged by a crowed of reporters on his return from setting a record which cycling experts say ranks with the greatest cycling feats of all time.
In one hour he covered a distance of 49. 40868 kilometres (30 3/4 miles) breaking the previous record set in 1968 by Denmark's Ole Ritter of 48.65392 kilometres.
At the same time, Merckx also set new time records for 10, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 kilometres. He said the ride against the clock was his greatest victory.