Pro-bicycle racing has fallen on hard times. No one has suggested Eddie Merdkx doped, so perhaps it is safe to polish up this record holder with a new book. –Corrie
Several books on Merckx have been published since his retirement, but Merckx 525 gives the reader an intimate view of the Belgian’s life on and off the bike during his prime years, sideburns and all. Vintage bicycle aficionados will appreciate the lugged steel bikes, leather saddles, wool shorts and jerseys, metal toe clips and leather shoes.