Eddy Merckx’s 1972 Hour Record (video)

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.



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