I'm watching on Versus during Stage 8 a small story narrated by Phil Liggett about Eddy Merckx. Vintage black and white 40 year old film is shown and it shows The Cannibal doing his thing.
what was "state of the art" in 1969? Cervelo Test Team is riding P4's on the TTT - so what was Eddy Merckx riding? In these days of carbon fibre this, and carbon fibre that... What was Merckx's equipment like? What kind of gearing was du-jour back then?