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RELIVE THE INCREDIBLE 1969 season of Eddy Merckx in this epic coffee table book written by Johny Vansevenant and published by Lannoo. At 432 pages and weighing just over 6 pounds, it's a giant, detailed and engaging book that allows you to truly relive that magical season that many consider the greatest of all time.
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IMPRESSIVE VICTORIES IN 1969: Paris-Nice, Milan-San Remo, Tour of Flanders, Liege-Bastogne-Liege and the Tour de France. The year also had Merckx dram as we was disqualified from the Giro d'Italia after the disputed positive doping test and a crash that affected his climbing for the rest of his cycling career.
THERE'S SO MUCH IN THIS BOOK including first hand accounts from Roger De Vlaeminck, Walter Godefroot, Herman Vanspringel, Lucien Van Impe, Eric Leman, Frans Verbeek, Guido Reybrouck, Martin Van den Bossche, Willy Vekemans and Roger Swerts. Additional legends in this book include Raymond Poulidor, Roger Pingeon, Felice Gimondi, Jan Janssen, Rini Wagtmans and Barry Hoban.
SPECIFICATIONS• 432 pages of images, illustrations, detailed stories and firsthand accounts.• 6.3 pounds.• 10 inches wide / 12.5 inches tall / 1.5 inches thick.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR"Johny Vansevenant is the most important chronicler of the Merckx era and is the author of four leading books, including the authoritative Biography, about the life of the exceptional champion, Mannen tegen Merckx, about his rivals, and De mannen achter Merckx (with Patrick Cornillie), about Merckx's teammates. In 1969 - The Year of Eddy Merckx, after years of research, Vansevenant pays homage to the formidable cycling year that he experienced as an 11-year-old supporter. Vansevenant has been following Belgian politics for VRT radio since 1980 and was awarded an honorary doctorate at the University of Hasselt in 2012 for his political reporting."
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