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by Matt de Neef
January 2, 2017
In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Scandolara, Bibby win on stage 1 of the 2017 Bay Crits; Vos, Aerts victorious at GP Sven Nys; Kajsa Tylen sets women’s year record at more than 50,000km; The riders to watch in 2016 – how’d they get on?; Original 1974 Eddy Merckx Molteni on sale; Cycling Academy reveals 2017 kit; GCN’s 2016 bloopers.
A bike purportedly belonging to the great Eddy Merckx is on sale on eBay for the princely sum of US$49,990 (AU$69,100).
Described as “Original 1974 Eddy Merckx Molteni bike made By Ugo Derosa and used by Merckx”, the bike comes with a certificate of authenticity from Ugo De Rosa, who became the frame builder and mechanic for Merckx’s Molteni team in 1973.
Merckx had no shortage of success in 1974, becoming the first rider to win the so-called Triple Crown: the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and Road World Championships road race, all in the same year.
In the words of the seller: “No shipping, if you can buy this rare bike, you can buy a ticket for a flight and take the bike by yourself in France ;-)”
Follow the link to see the listing on eBay.