Merckx 1969 Tee
Gildan softstyle ringspun black tee.
One colour screen print (in yellow) to front & left sleeve.
S Chest 34-36" Width 44cm Height 67cm
M Chest 38-40" Width 47cm Height 71cm
L Chest 40-44" Width 53cm Height 74cm
Care instructions: Machine wash warm, inside out, with like colours. Tumble dry medium. Iron inside out. Do not iron directly over printed area. Do not dry clean.
Composition: 100% combed ringspun cotton.
The year was 1969. The race was the Tour De France. The man was Eddy Merckx. Never in the history of cycling has one person dominated a race the way Merckx did on this occasion. It was his first Tour De France. He won the General Classification by over 17 minutes. He won 6 stages consisting of 3 mountain stages and 3 individual time trials. He won the Points, King of the Mountains, Combined & Combativity jerseys too. His team, Faema, won the Team classification. It was an unprecedented clean sweep. A display of total dominance. A man at the top of his game. He was ruthless and relentless, leaving no scraps for the rest of the peloton to fight over. Shortly after this Tour Merckx gained the nickname 'Le Cannibale' which stuck his entire career. Quite simply, the GOAT (greatest of all time), a legend.