Pezcyclingnews: Eurotrash Merckx Thursday!


Jan 3, 2005
The greatest cyclist of all time, Eddy Merckx, was 70 years old yesterday, we celebrate with the full length film of La Course en Tete. We also catch up with results, reports and video from Tour du Suisse, Ster ZLM Tour and the Ronde van Limburg. Plus team news from the Route du Sud, which starts today, Contador speaks, no Tour de France for Philippe Gilbert and the day of a mechanic in Video. Loads to watch and read in EuroTrash Thursday.TOP STORY: Happy 70th ‘Big Ted’Eddy Merckx celebrated his 70th birthday yesterday (Wednesday). What can you say about the most successful cyclist of all time, he won just about everything in his career, from Belgian and World champion as an amateur to multiple Grand Tours, Classics, stage races, World championships, Hour Record and on and on. He is without doubt the best there ever was. Many say he was a cold and calculating person as a rider, I’m sure he was, you don’t become known as ‘The Cannibal’ for nothing. I met the great man a couple of times, but the most memorable was in a hotel bar the night before the Wincanton Classic in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England (1989) and he was the most down to earth and friendly person you could ever have the pleasure of having a drink with. Happy Birthday Eddy Merckx! The complete film – Eddy Merckx – La Course en Tete (1974):Tour de Suisse 2015Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) won Stage 3 of the Tour...

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