Merckx: The Greatest
"I wanted to win everything"
Eddy Merckx is the greatest cyclist in history. Among his 525 victories, he won five editions of the Tour de France and 19 Monuments. On the bike, he was predatory and prolific, earning the nickname of "the Cannibal" for his voracious appetite. Off it, he was anxious and enigmatic.
In this comprehensive special edition bookazine brought to you by Rouleur, we celebrate the life of a sporting icon and uncover the man behind the myth.
Eddy at 70
The interview. Merckx on his career, regrets and what drove him
Bernard Thévenet, Felice Gimondi and other rivals on the experience of sharing an era with Eddy
The races, exploits and flashpoints that formed cycling's greatest champion
Stories and insight from those closest to the champion
From bikes to jerseys to statues and stickers: marvellous Merckx memorabilia
Classic archive photographs of Eddy in action