celebrates the unmatchable career of Eddy
Merckx, the greatest cyclist ever and the most dominant athlete of
the 20th century. 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.
is the first book authorized by Eddy Merckx and
the only book he says offers a truly complete record of his
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
Presenting a dazzling trove of recently discovered photographs not
yet seen outside of Europe,Merckx 525
all-encompassing embrace of Merckx's career from promising youth in
Belgium, to fabulous darling of Europe, to mud-splotched, hardened
veteran of the bike-racing wars. Revealing photographs from private
collections, the Merckx family, and European newspaper
sheds new light on the greatest cyclist
of all time.
With authoritative text and keepsake production
values,Merckx 525digs deep to reveal the man behind the
legend, cycling's incomparable Eddy Merckx.