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Eddy Merckx on Mount Royal Montreal Canada August 25, 1974 World Championship Road Race | by Ken30684
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Eddy Merckx on Mount Royal Montreal Canada August 25, 1974 World Championship Road Race

This is a scan of a print from a slide. This was the first World Cycling Championships held in North America. Friends and I drove from the Boston area to Montreal for this one race. Eddy won, of course. Check out the muscles in his legs. The locals were watching on their TV sets and the bystanders were yelling in French (of course) "aller aller" (Go Go).

 

See the poster here

www.flickr.com/photos/19886767@N00/2993258760/in/photostr...

 

Here's a great description of the race

www.cyclingrevealed.com/timeline/Race Snippets/WCRR/WCRR1974.html

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Taken on August 25, 1974