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The Handmade Cyclist 'Panache - Merckx '69' A2 Print

£40.00

MERCKX '69 - On the 15th of July, 1969, Eddy Merckx scored perhaps his greatest triumph. Riding in his debut Tour de France, Merckx - already in yellow - attacked early. He rode for 140km alone through the Pyrenées’ feared ‘Circle...

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MERCKX '69 - On the 15th of July, 1969, Eddy Merckx scored perhaps his greatest triumph. Riding in his debut Tour de France, Merckx - already in yellow - attacked early. He rode for 140km alone through the Pyrenées’ feared ‘Circle of Death’, across the Col de Peyresourde, Col d'Aspin, Col du Tourmalet and the Col d’Aubisque. He won the stage by an incredible eight minutes, and the era of Merckxissimo was born.

It’s not enough to win. Winning can be boring, routine. But to win with style, with daring, with panache - that is what elevates a rider to the greats. Three of the greatest rides of all time, where riders took the peloton, the race, the elements and the landscape itself and bent it to their will. Each of these wonderful prints, by The Handmade Cyclist, features a subtle hatching detail and a killer quote from the riders that takes you to the heart of the pain and elation they felt as they rode into the history books.

Panache: Merckx '69, Hinault '80 and Hampsten '88
By the Handmade Cyclist 

  • Giclee print, archival ink on very nice heavyweight art paper
  • Size: A2 (420mm x 594mm)
  • Unframed
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