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5.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliant biography of the legend, 21 April 2012
I had always wondered why there wasn't an English language biography of Merckx. Then I saw two were due out this spring. I pre-ordered because I had enjoyed Fotheringham's other books on Coppi and Simpson. This is the best of the lot. Manages to avoid just listing the hundreds of victories and focuses on some key points in each of Merckx's seasons. A great attempt to understand the motivations of the inspirational man. It conveys something of Merckx's passion and puts the unparalleled achievements into context in a fascinating way. A very difficult book to put down. I absolutely loved it.