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Axel Merckx(3 posts)

Axel Merckxkid4lyf
Jul 8, 2002 9:22 AM
How would you like to be this guy? He could win 4 TDFs and still be known as the rider who never lived up to the family name.
No big dealmr_spin
Jul 8, 2002 10:42 AM
Axel has never come close in a grand tour, so he'll never have that problem!

I think it would be worse to be Francois Simon on Bonjour. His three brothers have all won stages in the Tour, but not him. He did wear the yellow jersey for a few days last year, so at least he has something to talk about when the family gets together!
Not that uncommon...Ron B
Jul 8, 2002 7:23 PM
If you look at most stars of any sport their children almost always come up short, many times way short of what their parents achieved.

There are many possible reasons, but considering Axel is in the pro peleton and does fairly well I would say he has accomplished a lot as a cyclist.