Classic Cool: The young Cannibal's steely determination

The twenty-two year old's look of steely determination, 
1967 Paris-Roubaix






Second year pro, Eddy Merckx was a force in 1967. He won his second consecutive Milan-San Remo and set a fire in the northern classics...

Ghent Wevelgem (1st), Fleche Wallonne (1st), Paris-Roubaix (8th), Tour of Flanders (3rd), Liege-Bastogne-Liege (2nd). An extraordinary season with a total of 26 races in the win column crowning it off with the world road race title in Heerlen.



"To me, 1967 was the year I was to get my maximum reward in one-day races."

- Eddy Merckx





Comments

Walter Beckham said…
Cool pic, but what's he holding onto?
Walter Beckham said…
Or, I should have said, what is his right hand resting on...
Richard said…
good question, could that be his palm?