Merckx Monday: Eddy’s first Grand Tour Stage Win!

On 20 May 1967, Eddy Merckx started his first ever Grand Tour when he lined up at the start of the 50th edition of the Giro d’Italia in Treviglio in the province of Bergamo.

It was a star-studded peloton which started that year. In addition to the 1966 winner Gianni Motta, other main contenders included previous winners Jacques Anquetil, Franco Balmamion, Vittorio Adorni and the 1965 Tour de France winner Felice Gimondi

Despite being just 21 years-old, Merckx had gained his tag as a contender due to his phenomenal start to the season where he won both Milan-San Remo and La Flèche Wallonne. Going into the race though, Merckx had little experience on the big climbs and it was unknown how he would perform when they reached the mountains.

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Tour De Pharmacy!

This looks AMAZING!

Michael Valenti’s Tour of California Print!

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Coffee and bikes go together like love and marriage!

Merckx Monday: Handlebar Coffee!

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If you’re in Santa Barbara stop in to Handlebar Coffee and see this bike and get an espresso!