Eddy Merckx

Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Rider protest at Tour of Oman could lead to some non-invites in 2016; Bookwalter says extreme weather protocol is a key objective for new American rider group; The Secret Pro: Let the season begin!; Sutton on Britain’s disappointing track worlds: “Certain riders need to look at their […]


Rider protest at Tour of Oman could lead to some non-invites in 2016

Speaking in the wake of the rider protests which eventually led to the neutralisation of the penultimate stage of the Tour of Oman, Eddy Merckx said that some teams involved could see their invitations revoked in next year’s edition. On Saturday sandstorms caused the start of the 151 stage from Al Sawadi Beach to the […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Winner Anacona claims Vuelta stage 9, Quintana into the overall lead; Pawel Bernas leads Tour of China I after stage 1 win, Mattia Gavazzi takes stage 2; Sylvain Chavanel wins GP Ouest France – Plouay; Lucinda Brand leads Rabo-Liv 1-2-3 at GP de Plouay-Bretagne World […]


Cavendish: Is the Eddy Merckx Tour stage record still beatable?

It seems like a distant memory now, but just a couple of years ago it appeared almost a foregone conclusion that Mark Cavendish would beat Eddy Merckx’s record of 34 stage wins and become the most successful Tour stage hunter of all time. Such was the momentum set by the British sprinter that it seemed […]


Cancellara and Trek team put hour record attempt on hold due to change in UCI bike rules

Following on from this week’s announcement that the UCI will shelve the requirement for hour record attempts to be set on bikes similar to those ridden by Eddy Merckx when he broke the mark in 1972, Fabian Cancellara and the Trek Factory Racing team have suspended the Swiss rider’s own attempt on the record. Cancellara […]