Eddy Merckx, 1969 Paris-Roubaix
The spring classic Paris-Roubaix is fondly known as the Hell of the North. The race, one of road racings oldest, is often wet and muddy and takes the riders over many rough cobbled roads. Eddy Merckx attacked here in this cobbled section but did not take the day. Merckx finished in second, 2 minutes 39 seconds behind Walter Godefroot. While he was not the winner this day, Merckx won Paris-Roubaix three times. He holds an astounding record of 525 victories during his professional cycling career.
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