Eddy Merckx interview

We take a look back through the Cycle Sport archives for an interview with Merckx from 2004

Eddy Merckx

Cycle Sport visited Eddy Merckx back in 2004 as they put together a special issue dedicated to the greatest cyclist of all time. Now, on his 65th birthday, we take a look back at what the great man had to say.

Sat backlit and alone in the out-of-hours gloom of the Bradford Hilton Hotel's restaurant, Eddy Merckx wore the sphinx-like inscrutable expression that was his trademark during his racing career.

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