Category: Rik Van Linden

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.

Union Preis 1973

Werner Möller, cycling photographer, surprises us again with stunning black and white photos in the Union Preis series. This time, for the race in 1973, we see the greats at their personal best. We see Eddy Merckx, Roger De Vlaeminck, Herman Van Springel, Marino Basso, Benoni Beheyt, Karl-Heinz Kunde, Wilfred Peffgen, Piet de Wit, Rik Van Linden, Hennie Kuiper, Gerben Karstens, Joseph Bruyère, Georges Pintens and Freddy Maertens. These stunning photos are a testament to the history of a great era in cycling. Thanks Werner!

Union Preis 1971 by Werner Möller

Another round of great photos from talented cycling photographer, Werner Möller. This time, we see some great photos from Union Preis 1971 in Dortmund, Germany. Werner captured cycling greats like Eddy Merckx, Roger DeVlaemink, Raymond Poulidor, Rik Van Linden, Herman Van Springel, Jürgen Tschan and Jozef De Schoenmaecker in these gorgeous shots of the event.

View the Union Preis 1970 photo gallery by Werner Möller here.

View the Photo Showcase: World Championships 1967 by Werner Möller here.


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