Eddy Merckx “525” Limited Edition
This stunning photo, by cycling photojournalist John Pierce, shows Eddy Merckx climbing the Allos during Stage 15 on what would turn out to be the last yellow jersey of Merckx’s storied career.
Eddy Merckx started the 1975 tour in excellent form after riding well in the Spring Classics winning his sixth Milan-San Remo, winning his second Tour of Flanders, Liege-Bastone-Liege for the fifth time and finishing second at Paris-Roubaix. Merckx was a favorite to win the 1975 Tour and be the first to win the Tour six times.
Merckx, in the yellow jersey, was punched by a spectator during the stage 14 climb of the Puy de Dome. After a rest day, the race resumed with stage 15, another mountain stage from Nice to Pra Loup. Merckx was suffering and blew up on the climb to Pra Loup, opening the door for Bernard Tevenet to attack to win the stage and the yellow jersey in Paris.
This limited edition series is set at 525 numbered lithographs to correspond and celebrate Eddy Merckx’s unprecedented 525 career victories.
Each lithograph has been personally signed by Eddy Merckx and is sold with a certificate of authenticity from The Horton Collection
This lithograph was produced by renowned lithographers Phelps-Schafer on heavyweight archival stock.
Photographer: John Pierce
Size: 22.5 inches x 18.5 inches