First Biography Authorized by Eddy Merckx Reveals Newly Discovered Photographs
October 10, 2012
Boulder, Colo. - VeloPress is pleased to announce the publication of Merckx 525, the first biography authorized by Eddy Merckx himself and the first he says is a truly complete record of his career.
Revealing a dazzling trove of recently discovered photographs not yet seen outside of Europe, Merckx 525 is an all-encompassing celebration of the unmatchable career of the Cannibal, Eddy Merckx, the greatest cyclist of all time and the most dominant athlete of the 20th century.
This spectacular coffee table book is now available in bookstores, bike shops, and online. Preview Merckx 525 at www.velopress.com/merckx.
Known as "the Cannibal" for his insatiable hunger to win, Merckx gobbled up 525 race victories, an unrivaled legacy lionized in this once-in-a-lifetime homage. Merckx 525 presents newly restored photographs from private collections, the Merckx family, and European newspaper archives, shedding new light on this awe-inspiring athlete's career from promising youth in Belgium, to fabulous darling of Europe, to hardened veteran of the bike-racing wars.
With authoritative text and keepsake craftsmanship, Merckx 525 digs deeper than any book before to reveal the man behind the legend, cycling's incomparable Eddy Merckx.
"Merckx 525 is a unique collection of exclusive photographs, including some that even I had not seen before. It is the only work authorized by me and the first truly complete record of my accomplishments." - Eddy Merckx
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