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Book excerpt: Photos from The Spring Classics of the Tour of Flanders

Book excerpt, part 1 | Part 2 1967 On the “old” Mur de Grammont, a young Eddy Merckx (right) is still learning the ropes, alongside another local prodigy, Willy Planckaert (left). Merckx crashed in his debut Ronde the previous year, but this time…

Book excerpt, part 1 | Part 2

The Tour of Flanders from 'The Spring Classics'
1967 On the “old” Mur de Grammont, a young Eddy Merckx (right) is still learning the ropes, alongside another local prodigy, Willy Planckaert (left). Merckx crashed in his debut Ronde the previous year, but this time he stays upright and takes third place behind fast Italian Dino Zandegu and fellow Belgian Noël Foré.