Eddy Merckx

Eddy Merckx: Photographs from a family album - Journal

<b>This collection of intimate and personal images of Eddy Merckx now belongs to the cycling enthusiast and collector Kadir Guirey, but the history of</b> …

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Hinault: Chris Froome should not have started the Giro, he should be suspended

Bernard Hinault has not held back in his opinion on Chris Froome's Giro d’Italia victory, saying that the Team Sky rider does not belong in the …

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• Giro d'Italia 2018 - Stage 21 results and standings<p>By nearly every available metric, Chris Froome’s status as one of the greatest stage racers of all time is now assured.<p>Victory in what was, frankly, a wonderfully entertaining Giro d’Italia – secured thanks to that extraordinary 80km solo win on …

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Chris Froome becomes first Brit to win Giro d'Italia as Team Sky rider completes Grand Tour set

Chris Froome completed the full set of Grand Tour winner's jerseys – yellow, red and pink – but now comes the biggest fight of his career.<p>Va Va …

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Britain's Chris Froome claims historic Giro victory

Chris Froome became the first Briton to win the Giro d'Italia title after coming through unscathed in Sunday's final processional stage in Rome.

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Giro d'Italia 2018 – stage 20 results and latest standings as Chris Froome seals victory

Chris Froome effectively sealed victory in the Giro d'Italia on Saturday by holding his only remaining challenger in check up the final climb of the three-week race.<p>The four-time Tour de France champion takes a 40-second lead over Tom Dumoulin into Sunday's mostly ceremonial finish in Rome and is …

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Froome effectively seals Giro title in penultimate stage

CERVINIA, Italy (AP) Chris Froome effectively sealed victory in the Giro d’Italia on Saturday by holding his only remaining challenger in check up …

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Froome wins Giro for 3rd straight Grand Tour victory

Chris Froome has won the Giro d'Italia for his third consecutive Grand Tour victory.<p>The four-time Tour de France champion had no trouble protecting …

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Giro d’Italia Stage 20: Chris Froome poised to win Giro d’Italia after withstanding late attacks from Tom Dumoulin (+ video)

Team Sky rider joins Eddy Merckx and Bernard Hinault as the only riders in history to have won three Grand Tours in a row

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Virus Sidelines Cavendish From 2017 Season

British road cycling star Mark Cavendish has been sidelined with a fatigue-inducing virus, his Team Dimension Data said Wednesday.<p>No date has been set for the return to the saddle of Cavendish, 31, who has not raced since the Milan-San Remo one-day event on March 18.<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading …

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Tour Magazine 2018 is on sale now

<b>Tour Magazine is on sale now. The UK’s number one fan’s guide to the Tour de France</b><p>Tour Magazine is in the shops from Wednesday May 23. With the Tour …

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Ernesto Colnago's best bikes of all time

Ernesto Colnago celebrated his 86th birthday on February 9 but he has no plans to ease up, let his family control the eponymous bike business, or let …

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Contador Thinks Froome Will Win the 2018 Tour​

Alberto Contador believes former rival Chris Froome is ready to win a maiden Giro d'Italia title next season, and then follow it up with a record-equalling fifth Tour de France crown.<p>Froome won the Vuelta a España for the first time in September, joining Frenchmen Jacques Anquetil (1963) and …

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The Legendary Eddy Merckx Alphabet

A couple of springs ago, I found out I could get some time with Eddy Merckx during a business trip to Belgium that I was taking with Peter Flax (who was Bicycling’s editor at the time). I knew exactly what I wanted to do. For about as long as I’d known who Merckx is (by which I mean not just the …

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Special Edition Bikes

Most people celebrate their 70th birthday with a quiet family party. But this year, Eddy Merckx is celebrating that milestone by releasing a limited edition, $17,500 steel race bike.<p>The bike is the first of a new line of metal bikes coming from the Merckx brand called the Heritage Collection<i>,</i> which …

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Chris Froome Says It's 'Not Impossible' to Win All Three Grand Tours in One Year

Chris Froome, fresh from wrapping up a Tour de France and Vuelta a España double, believes winning all three Grand Tours in the same year would "take some doing" but "nothing is impossible."<p>Froome, 32, completed a victory in the Vuelta on Sunday, becoming only the third man to achieve a Tour-Vuelta …

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Cyclist Quotes Every Rider Should Know

Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live. —Mark Twain<p>Getty Images<p>This is the concluding remark in Twain’s essay “Taming the Bicycle.” In the early 1880’s Mark Twain decided he should learn to ride one of the old high-wheel bicycles of that period. The penny-farthing he rode went out of …

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Bike Preview: 2015 Specialized S-Works Tarmac Disc

Today's Top Stories<p>1<p>The Aria Brings Italian Race Heritage for Less<p>2<p>Our Favorite Photos from Bike to Work Day<p>3<p>I Tried Bike Commuting Every Day For a Week<p>4<p>Commuter Cycling Gear You Need to Have<p>5<p>The Stainless-Steel Enigma Is Straight-Up Unique<p>The top-of-the-line S-Works Tarmac road bike can be …

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<b>I don't mean to sneak up on Eddy Merckx,</b> but I don't see any other way. My plan is to approach him from behind as he finishes his ride. I could employ a facing tactic, stand by the entrance to his hotel as he pedals in, but that might seem confrontational, even a little creepy. Of course, I rather …

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The Stories Behind 8 Iconic Cycling Jerseys

In his new book, <i>The Art of the Cycling Jersey,</i> published by Rodale, Yorkshire, UK-based author Chris Sidwells explores the history of cycling’s most iconic jerseys (including some worn by his uncle and hero, British world road champion Tom Simpson). Here are some of his favorites.<p><i>Watch how the Tour</i> …

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The 2019 Tour de France Will Start in Brussels to Honor Eddy Merckx

The 2019 Tour de France will start with two stages in and around the Belgian capital of Brussels in a tribute to Eddy Merckx, race organizer Christian Prudhomme confirmed on Tuesday.<p>The first, 119-mile stage will set off from the city's Royal Museums of Fine Arts and take in the Lion's Mound on the …

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Exclusive Cycling Gear from Bicycling | Bicycling

At <i>Bicycling</i>, we know that the ride begins before you jump on your bike, and it lasts long after you take off your cycling shoes. If you love cycling, the #bikelife never ends. Our editors, designers, and photographers are always on the lookout for of exclusive products and collaborations with top …

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First Look: 2016 Colnago CX Zero Evo Ultegra

Today's Top Stories<p>1<p>The Canyon Lux CF 9.0 Is a Super-Fast XC Race Bike<p>2<p>20 Awesome Cycling Shoes<p>3<p>FloBikes to Stream Giro d’Italia for US Viewers<p>4<p>Watch: Use Rollers to Boost Your Leg Speed<p>5<p>37 Fun Facts About Bananas<p>The Bicycling test staff takes a first look at the endurance-oriented 2016 Colnago CX …

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Peter Sagan expects rough ride at Paris-Roubaix after questioning 'cooperation' of fellow riders in tackling Quick-Step Floors

There is a memorable moment in <i>A Sunday In Hell,</i> Jorgen Leth’s classic 1976 documentary <i></i>about that year’s Paris-Roubaix cycle race, in which Eddy Merckx – then in the autumn of his career but still one of the big favourites – sets off like a train after Brooklyn’s Johan De Muynck and Marcello Osler, …

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Alejandro Valverde on the cobbles: ‘He’s not here to train’, say his rivals

<b>After placing 11th in Wednesday's Dwars Door Vlaanderen semi-classic, Alejandro Valverde's team says they will have a think about him riding the Tour</b> …

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Peter Sagan sprints to victory in fast and furious Ghent-Wevelgem 2018

<b>Elia Viviani took second place with Arnaud Démare taking third in the one-day Classic</b><p>World champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) took a third …

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Sagan beats Quick-Step quartet for Gent-Wevelgem victory

Peter Sagan sprints to victory at the Gent-Wevelgem one day classic on Sunday<p>Wevelgem (Belgium) (AFP) - World champion Peter Sagan cleverly clinched …

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PEZ Bookshelf: Chasing the Rainbow

As a professional cyclist you don't get a nice jersey for winning Milan-San Remo. Or Paris-Roubaix. Or the Tour of Flanders. Victory in the Clásica …

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Retro: Gent-Wevelgem - Photo Gallery

<b>PeloPics:</b> The first of the big Belgian Classics is this Sunday - Gent-Wevelgem. The Wevelgem race might be the poor cousin of the Ronde van …

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Gent-Wevelgem'18: The PEZ Preview!

<b>Race Preview:</b> Saturday sees the WorldTour peloton move from climbs of Milan-Sanremo in Northern Italy to the cobbles of Belgium and Gent-Wevelgem. …

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