Grand Eddie gave an interview to Marquez Sforza about Tadej Bokakar and Mark Cavendish. The five-time winner of the tour finds the young Slovenian having won the Tour de France more than five times, and sees him as his successor to the extent of calling him a “new cannibal”.
Eddie Merks, Bernard Hinald, Jack Anvetil and Miguel Indorein, they are the only 4 who have won more than 5 times. But Tadej Bokar is 22 years old and is on track to win his 2nd place.
Eddie Marks to Spores: “I see new cannibalism in him. He has already won a tour. Usually he gets a second hit. He’s very strong. I see he wins multiple editions of the tour in the next few years. If nothing happens to him, he can definitely win the Tour de France more than five times.”
According to Mark Cavendish, who equaled him in the number of stage wins on the tour, Mr. Eddie Merks:
“Mark Cavendish is undoubtedly the greatest sprinter in the world”
“I hope he gets his 35th win. Then I’m going to remove all of those recording questions and they leave me alone. It would be nice to see where it came from after a few hard years. He deserves it. He’s a great champion. His life can not be compared to mine. This is a different time, but what he has achieved on this tour is amazing. He is undoubtedly the best sprinter in the world. “