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Merckx 69


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Eddy Merckx had the year of his life in 1969. A fascinating insight into one of the greatest road cyclists of all time at the pinnacle of his career, featuring previously unpublished reportage photography. A must read for any road cycling fan.

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Author Jan Maes is co-writer of the book Merckxissimo and a friend of Merckx.


This year Eddy Merckx turned 70, and what better way to celebrate than to give yourself a copy of Merckx 69, which brings to life arguably Merckx's most successful year on a bicycle * Cyclist *
utterly fabulous ...the photos are glorious, fascinating, engaging and addictive * The Washing Machine Post *
will prove irresistible for any serious collector of cycling books. ...Merckx fans tend to be 'completests' and their 'Merckx corner' of the bookshelf will look bare without this mighty tome. * The Tour *
A fine book chronicling the finest year of the finest cyclist. * The Inner Ring *
sumptuous * Guardian *
beautifully produced...the black and white photographs are mesmerising. * Outdoor Fitness *
With the wealth of faces and places on display, you could skip the words entirely and still be entertained. * Pro Cycling *
remarkable * The Herald *
This lovely coffee table book ... capture[s] not only Eddy Merckx at the peak of his athletic prowess but the nuances, fashions and vibe of his era too. * Cycle Sport *

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