We have not had a 'Readers Rig' for a while, but when Andrew sent PEZ photos and information on his two Eddy Merckx AMX bikes, we just had to show you some bike perfection from the Belgian ace of the road. Take it away Andrew:
The World Hour record is the true test of a champion. Riders have needed to be lifted off their machine at the finish, and the great Eddy Merckx said it shortened his career, but they will never stop trying. Ed Hood takes a look at the top men who failed in the hour race of truth.
The 2024 Tour de France has the possibility of setting history. Mark Cavendish could take the Tour stage win record next year, breaking the joint total held by himself and Eddy Merckx - Thirty-four wins. But, according to data, that chance is nil.
When we were younger we all had heroes, but as the years pass that changes to an admiration of a person's style, personality and in this case, cycling ability. Ed Hood has taken a poll of his chums and the PEZ crew to find the 'Top Cycling Heroes of All Time' (in our humble opinion).
Egan Bernal's terrible and possibly career ending crash last week has brought back many memories of riders who were never the same after a similar 'misfortune'. Ed Hood takes a look at the riders whose cycling careers were cut short due to an accident.
This submission is a very sharp looking Eddy Merckx EMX-3 that's a bike with Belgian origins but an Italian heart and is owned by an Asian from Mexico - it doesn't get much more international than that. A fine mix of traditional Campagnolo and modern design KCNC, topped off with a stunning paint job.
With Dan Bigham recently setting a new World Hour Record in Grenchen, Switzerland. The British rider beat Victor Campenaerts' record by 400 metres. This got Ed Hood thinking about the evolution of cycling's modern Hour Record and how it got to where it is now.