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VN Archives: Eddy Merckx’s hard road to Milan-San Remo in 1972

VN Archives: Eddy Merckx’s hard road to Milan-San Remo in 1972

Eddy Merckx was famous for his dominance, but in 1972 Roger de Vlaeminck, Frans Verbeek and Raymond Poulidor were often on the top of the…

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Eddy Merckx was famous for his dominance, but in 1972 Roger de Vlaeminck, Frans Verbeek and Raymond Poulidor were often on the top of the podium.

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Expert gear guides and reviews for cycling equipment, performance apparel and tech Discounted race entries to local sportives and centuries Outside TV Shows, Films, and documentaries *Outside memberships are billed annually. Print subscriptions available to U.S. residents only. This year’s Milan-San Remo begins March 19th. In anticipation of the race, we’re looking back at some exciting moments we’ve seen throughout the years. In this article from May 1, 1972 (when VeloNews was originally known as Northeast Bicycle News ) , Edmund Brelsford highlights the many spring races on the European circuit. The early season criteriums along the Riviera spelled out one name clearly and often this spring: Frans Verbeek. This 31-year-old Belgian racer picked off the Grand Prix de Nice, the Grand Prix de Monaco, the Grand Prix de Saint-Tropez and Nice-Seillans in the space of the eight days between February […]

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