Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Eddy Merckx and the Granfondo Eddy Merckx

I always enjoy listening to Eddy Merckx speaking Italian. In this video, interspersed with images from the Granfondo Eddy Merckx, Merckx mentions, "During my career I was not often called the 'Cannibal". What name that is given to you is not important. What is important is to win races."

More details about the Granfondo Eddy Merckx, and another video showing the beauty of this area, near Verona, in which the granfondo takes place appeared previously in this entry here.

In summary, the Granfondo Eddy Merckx, will be held on June 13th, 2010. It is also part of the Challenge Giordana series which includes these five granfondos, all in the Veneto region:
GF Liotto di Valdagno (VI), 11 April
GF Lazise (VR), 18 April
GF Fizik (VI), 1 May
GF Cunego (VR), 6 June
GF Eddy Merckx a Rivalta di Brentino (VR), 13 June.

Event website:

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