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Merckx publishes cycling guide

By:
Greg Johnson and Paul Verkuylen
Published:
March 19, 2008, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:22 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, March 18, 2008

Cycling legend Eddy Merckx is set to release his first book on Tuesday. Known as the Cannibal for...

Cycling legend Eddy Merckx is set to release his first book on Tuesday. Known as the Cannibal for his insatiable appetite for winning during his career, Merckx teamed up with Dr Toon Claes to write the guide to cycling called Fietspassie, according to Belgian news site GVA.be.

The book is a collection of facts aimed at the novice and recreational cyclists. The 200-page book has been labelled a 'comprehensive cycling bible'.

The eight-chapter book attempts to explain all the facets of cycling in from maintenance to how to ride smoothly during a long ride. Filled with cycling anecdotes to help educate the reader, the reader will learn things such as how to keep warm during a mountain climb with little more than a handkerchief.

The authors had the idea to write the book while cycling together on the Mont Ventoux.

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