[CR]Merckx and Gimondi speak out!!


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Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 20:30:45 -0500
From: "Steve Kurt" <kurtsj@mtco.com>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Merckx and Gimondi speak out!!

okay, okay, Eddy and Felice spoke out back in 1982, so it's not exactly breaking news. So sue me. :-)

Still, it's kinda fun to read these interviews from the 1982 issue of Bicycling. page 1 is at.....

http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Articles/Merckx_and_Gimondi_p1_(Feb'82_Bicycling).jpg

or just goto http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Articles and scroll down to the Merckx and Gimondi pages. Piece o' cake.

here's a quick question and answer from Eddy. Somewhat prophetic?

Q : "Do you see the success of racers like Greg LeMond, Beth Heiden, and Jaques Boyer in Europe as symptomatic of the developments in U.S. racing?" E.M. : "The Americans now racing in Europe are showing already that they have the patience, the physical capacity, and the mental facilities to continue. It is not a fluke that they are doing so well. I foresee new generations of Americans coming up behind them and waiting to replace them."

enjoy,

Steve Kurt Peoria, IL (where it's finally raining! and raining on me as I bike home from work)