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Merckx in hospital with head injury after cycling accident

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Eddy Merckx remains in hospital after suffering head injuries in a bike crash on Sunday.

Friend of Merckx Paul van Himst told television broadcaster Sporza that he had been in contact with Merckx’s wife Claudine and that ‘according to her it as all ok’ and that further tests were scheduled for Monday morning.

The news of Merckx’s hospital admission comes just a few weeks after Tour de France star Raymond Poulidor, a former competitor of the Belgian.

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