Eddy Merckx Print
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EDDY MERCKX vintage cycling poster print. The 1969 edition of the Tour de France remains the only time when a single cyclist won not only the general classification, but the points classification and mountains classification as well. That cyclist was Eddy Merckx who also rode on the winning team, Faema, won the combination classification and the combativity award.
Pictured on the 1969 Tour podium, the Belgian Merckx is widely seen as the most successful rider in the history of competitive cycling. His victories include an unequalled eleven Grand Tours (five Tours of France, five Tours of Italy, and a Tour of Spain), three World Championships, the Hour Record, every major one-day race other than Paris-Tours, and extensive victories on the track.
Merckx won six stages in 1969 and remains, as at the completion of the 2016 Tour de France, the rider with the most stage wins in the history of the Tour with 34 (followed hotly by current rider Mark Cavendish with 30). In total Merckx rode 111 stages of the Tour de France in the leader's yellow jersey, the "maillot jaune", far more than any other rider.
Our print stock is a 230gsm archival-pH neutral matte paper, perfect for prints of all sizes and easily framed.
This image is available as a framed print, an unframed print or as an unstretched canvas. Simply select which format you would like and then choose your size in the drop down menus above.
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We supply professionally framed prints ready to hang with a choice of flat black, white or natural oak frames 30mm in width. We choose to use Shinkolite 3mm cast acrylic in our frames - it is lightweight, virtually unbreakable, has greater optical clarity than glass and provides your print with long term protection from harmful UV rays greatly reducing the risk of fading.
Our canvas is 400gsm artist quality, real polyester/cotton canvas with a 2:1 weave structure for highest print quality results. The water-resistant coating allows a wide colour gamut and extremely high colour densities. The canvas can be framed or stretched by your local framer.
Our images are professionally scanned and retouched from original sources in our collection of vintage journals, magazines, posters, newspapers and other ephemera from the 1850s to the 1970s.
Our production and design staff are experts in image restoration and have many years' experience in the design and print industry.
Our prints and canvas artworks are available in a variety of sizes from petite and gorgeous to large and impressive.
Sizes listed are actual image size.
Finished framed print dimensions will be slightly larger to allow for the frame.
Our unstretched canvas art includes an extra 60mm margin on each side to allow for gallery wrapping onto a timber frame.
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Small unframed prints are sent out flat (including a cello cover and backing board to avoid bending); larger unframed prints and unstretched canvas artworks are rolled and shipped in sturdy, sealed cardboard tubes.
Framed prints are professionally packed in custom-made packaging.
Standard delivery for unframed prints and unstretched canvas artwork is usually 5-7 business days. For framed prints please allow approx 2 weeks plus delivery time.