By Frederik Backelandt
Just when you thought you'd seen every Eddy Merckx photo in existence, along comes Merckx 525. Representing Merckx's staggering 525 career victories, this amazing hardcover unveils tons of new photographs (including some Eddy claims he's never seen!) This is the book that was originally released in 2010 in Belgium by the aptly-named publishing house Uitgeverij Kannibaal.
Presented in a beautiful landscape format and printed on quality matte paper, 525 is not your typical cycling photo book. The layout is perfectly thought out, with the images appearing chronologically–starting from Eddy's first junior championships right up to his retirement in 1978. The are more stories of Merckx's palmares conveyed through these images than any biography could manage.
A must for any cycling fan's library.
Hardcover | 222 pages | 13.25" x 9.5" | Prologue by Eddy Merckx