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Video: Merckx talks about a spectacular couple of days in the Alps

By:
Cycling News
Published:
July 23, 2011, 4:08 BST,
Updated:
July 23, 2011, 5:23 BST
Edition:
Second Edition Cycling News, Saturday, July 23, 2011
Race:
Tour de France
Eddy Merckx was on hand to congratulate Andy Schleck.

Eddy Merckx was on hand to congratulate Andy Schleck.

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Belgian great praises the performances of Schleck, Contador and Evans

Five-time Tour de France champion Eddy Merckx was full of praise for the spectacle taking place at this year's Tour de France. The Belgian was particularly impressed with the efforts of Alberto Contador (SaxoBank-Sungard), Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) and Cadel Evans (BMC).

"What Contador did today was amazing," Merckx said to Cyclingnews. "Okay, he didn't win the stage, but to go out and attack from so far out was incredible."

"Even Evans on the Galibier - after the bike change, it was very special."

Merckx also explained that while Voeckler's ride in the Tour had been 'gutsy', the French could look to stage winner Pierre Rolland for future Grand Tour success.

Watch the full interview below.

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