Thursday, October 11, 2012
Merckx 525: The First Biography Authorized by Eddy Merckx
Boulder, CO, USA - October 10, 2012 - VeloPress, the leading publisher of books for cyclists, is pleased to announce the publication of Merckx 525, the first biography authorized by Eddy Merckx himself and the first he says is a truly complete record of his career.
This spectacular coffee table book is now available in bookstores, bike shops, and online. Preview Merckx 525 at www.velopress.com/merckx.
Known as "the Cannibal" for his insatiable hunger to win, Merckx gobbled up 525 race victories, an unrivaled legacy lionized in this once-in-a-lifetime homage. Merckx 525 presents newly restored photographs from private collections, the Merckx family, and European newspaper archives, shedding new light on this awe-inspiring athlete's career from promising youth in Belgium, to fabulous darling of Europe, to hardened veteran of the bike-racing wars.
With authoritative text and keepsake craftsmanship, Merckx 525 digs deeper than any book before to reveal the man behind the legend, cycling's incomparable Eddy Merckx.
"Merckx 525 is a unique collection of exclusive photographs, including some that even I had not seen before. It is the only work authorized by me.and the first truly complete record of my accomplishments." - Eddy Merckx
Ron Reuman, Stephan Vanfleteren, Jan Maes, Frederik Backelandt
Hardcover with 126 full-color photographs throughout.
13 ¼" x 9 ½", 224 pp., $60.00, 978-1-934030-89-9
7x Milan-San Remo | 5x Liège-Bastogne-Liège | 3x Ghent-Wevelgem | 3x Paris-Roubaix | 3x Flèche Wallonne | 3x Paris-Nice | 2x Amstel Gold Race | 2x Omloop Het Volk | 2x Tour of Lombardy | 2x Tour of Flanders | 2x Tour of Belgium | 1x Dauphiné Libéré | 1x Midi Libre | 1x Grand Prix Frankfurt | 1x Paris-Brussels | 1x Scheldeprijs | 1x Tour de Suisse | 1x Tour de Romandie | 1x World Amateur Road Champion | 3x World Professional Road Champion | 1x Belgian Road Champion | 5x Tour de France | 5x Giro d'Italia | 1x Vuelta a España | 7x Super Prestige Pernod International | World Hour Record
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