Friday File: Merckx's 69th, Tour de Suisse: LEFT! The Kamikaze Way, Costa & Loyal Watercarriers

1969... the start of the Cannibal.

To coincide with Eddy Merckx's 69th birthday, here's an excellent time capsule of his first Tour de France victory in 1969. I'm not sure when it was filmed, but it shows a happy Merckx alongside his original 1969 Tour winning Faema team mates... and the music ain't bad either!

The Tour de Suisse is full on and here's two videos that puts the thrills and chills in racing. You're in the organized, scary chaos of sprinting and Peter Sagan teaches everyone how to ride 'smoothly' downhill... the kamikaze way! Hang onto something!

World Champion, Rui Costa rode a great ITT for third place, stage 7

I'm loyal to domestiques. To become an essential team rider, water bottle carrying is essential...

Chapeau! to the domestiques...

Rene vanMeenen, 1963 TdF

Danny Pate

What I also think of this exciting Giro d'ltalia...