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Pankhurst Icon: Eddy Merckx


With the end of the Tour we decided to take a look at one of the coolest riders to have ridden the mountain ranges. Edouard Louis Joseph, Baron Merckx, better known as Eddy Merckx.


Merckx turned pro in 1965 going on to win 3 World Championships, 5 Tour De France victories and 5 Giro D’italia. An insatiable rider, with an appetite for winning (525 in total), the most handsome man on the track had it all. He was meticulous with his equipment, constantly tinkering with his bike, adjusting saddle height mid-race or even demanding frames to be put on the next plane to Switzerland so he can race on it the next day because the geometry was better. His ferocious style, incomparable wins, and sheer dedication to his sport earned him the nickname “The Cannibal” and secured him iconic status in cycling.


“Ride as much or as little, or as long or as short as you feel. But ride.” ~ Eddy Merckx


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