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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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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 1972 by Werner Möller

Here is the next in the Union Preis series of photos from the great photographer, Werner Möller. The Union Preis race in 1972 in Dortmund, Germany,  included such greats as Eddy Merckx (who won the event in 1972),Herman Van Springel, Jozef De Schoenmaecker, Walter Godefroot, Roger De Vlaeminck, Karl-Heinz Kunde, Rolf Wolfshohl, Wilfried Peffgen, Gerben Karstens, and many more.

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