During the Tour de France in 1971, Eddy Merckx won the race to Strasbourg, which ended with a hard-fought sprint on a gravel track. This is why our new gravel bike has been christened the 'Strasbourg71'.
In 1904, the founder of the Tour de France lamented, "The Tour is finished. It has died of its success, of the blind passions that it unleashed, the abuse and the dirty suspicions." Now as the Tour achieves its 100th edition this month, Tour de France 100 celebrates the world's greatest sporting spectacle.
PEZ caught up with Daniel Friebe, author of ‘Eddy Merckx – The Cannibal’, to talk about the book and the difficulties of writing about Merckx, as well as nostalgia in cycling, doping (of course), and gladioli.