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Pro World Championships 1975

On the heels of the Amateur World Championship photos from our revered Werner Möller, here are stunning photos of the Pro World Championship 1975 in Yvoir, Belgium. Werner tells us that he has three great memories of the event. First, the fantastic Belgian supporters. Their energy was palpable. Second, after falling during the race and losing time, the completely pumped out Eddy Merckx when he reached the peloton again using his teammate Bruyere to catapult to the finish line. Hennie Kuiper won the race that day, with Roger De Vlaeminck getting the silver. But the greatest thing was this: on the eve of the event, it was a wonderfully fresh asphalt road to the finish line. Rain fell during the night, and all the people came across the fields to the route. The road was totally dirty. When it dried, it was a grueling ride against the elements in a cloud of dust. We hope these photos help recapture this amazing race. Enjoy!

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Video of the Week

Eddy Merckx – La Course en Tete (1974)


This outstanding film follows Belgian cycling star Eddy Merckx at the peak of his career through Europe’s best races. Recommended for the serious cyclist. A glorious study of a rider who dominated an entire cycling generation… A must-see for cyclists of all ages.

Union Preis 1975

Werner Möller, cycling photographer great, shares the next in his Union Preis series from 1975. In these impeccable photos include so many greats, such as the winner that year Rik Van Linden. Also including Didi Thurau, Peter Post, Hennie Kuiper and, of course, Eddy Merckx.

It was a pivotal time in cycling history with Merckx having just lost his first Tour de France (VIEW VIDEO HERE) and his grip of dominance on cycling with only the 1976 Milan-San Remo being his greatest win thereafter.

Hennie Kuiper’s win weeks after the 1975 World Championships was that he beat Merckx and De Vlaeminck on their home territory (VIEW VIDEO HERE), much to the satisfaction of Hennie’s coach Jan Janssen, who had lost to Merckx 10 years prior.

Photo of the Day May 4, 2016

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