Home History of Cycling Eddy Merckx’s 1972 Hour Record (video)

Eddy Merckx’s 1972 Hour Record (video)

SHARE
Eddy Merckx Hour Record Mexico City 1972

In 1972, in Mexico City, at an altitude of 2,300m (7,550 ft) Eddy Merckx set a Hour Record of 49.431 km (30.715 mi) that stood for 12 years.

“The Cannibal” started that year winning Milan-San Remo. He then won Liège-Bastogne-Liège, the Giro d’Italia, the Tour de France and another monument, Giro di Lombardia as well as many other races. Then he attacked the Hour Record.

 

LEAVE A REPLY