Eddy Merckx

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 […]

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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 […]

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