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insight into one of the greatest road cyclists of all time at the pinnacle of his career, featuring previously unpublished reportage photography.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.
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 *