Featured 16 Aug 1970 Image
Eddy Merckx (Belgium rider number 21- leading in this picture
Eddy Merckx (Belgium rider number 21- leading in this picture) pictured competing in the World Cycling Championships at Mallory Park in Leicester, Leicestershire, England.
He finished 29th. The winner was fellow Belgium Jean-Pierre Monsere in 6 hours 33 minutes 58seconds.
In his career, Eddy achieved 525, career victories, which is the most by a professional cyclist.
He won the Tour de France - Giro d'Italia double in 1970, 1972, and 1974. He won the Giro d'Italia - Vuelta a Espana double in 1973. He has 34 Tour de France stage wins (the record) including six stages in 1969 and 1972, and eight stages in 1970 and 1974.
Eddy Merckx real name is Edouard Louis Joseph, Baron Merckx
Picture taken 16th August 1970