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8 Most Famous Eddy Merckx Quotes (CYCLING)

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“There are too many factors you have to take into account that you have no control over…The most important factor you can keep in your own hands is yourself. I always placed the greatest emphasis on that.”

Eddy Merckx
Ride as much or as little, or as long or as short as you feel. But ride.
Ride as much or as little, or as long or as short as you feel. But ride.
Cyclists live with pain. If you can't handle it you will win nothing.
Cyclists live with pain. If you can’t handle it you will win nothing.
When it’s hurting you, that’s when you can make a difference.
When it’s hurting you, that’s when you can make a difference.

“Sometimes it’s strange being me. I travel the world meeting people, I’m surrounded with friends and my life is full, but all the time I am confronted by a young man I have nothing in common with. He is me, but he is not me now. In fact I have been me now for longer than I was him, but no one wants to know about me.”

Eddy Merckx
In my time it was different. When I knew the wind was strong, I attacked myself to make the race as hard as possible.
In my time it was different. When I knew the wind was strong, I attacked myself to make the race as hard as possible.
Don't buy upgrades, ride up grades.
Don’t buy upgrades, ride up grades.
I’ve won. Hurray! I don’t have to go to school any more.
I’ve won. Hurray! I don’t have to go to school any more.

(MUST READ) Half Man, Half Bike: The Life of Eddy Merckx, Cycling’s Greatest Champion

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