Eddy Merckx, 1969 Paris-Roubaix


Eddy Merckx
Paris-Roubaix, 1969

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.

Each image in the Vintage Print Series has been reproduced from an original photographic print or negative in The Horton Collection archives. Each has been carefully restored to remove dust, water stains, fingerprints, or other wear and tear. Lithograph printing was done by AMP Printing in Dublin, California on Daiei TopKote 111 pound acid-free archival quality stock using a Heidelberg press.

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Litho Size: 8 in. x 10 in.

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Despite our efforts to find the name of the photographer of this image, it currently remains a mystery. As was common practice at the time, original photographs often had no reference as to the name of the photographer. Rather, there were crop marks and other notations written on the back of the original photograph that was used in the print publication process. As always, we welcome any knowledge regarding the awesome photographers that so deftly captured and continue to capture the vibrant landscape of cycling.

Litho Size: 8 in. x 10 in.

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Weight .5 lbs