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July 5, 2019
#WeRide2Brussels – A Grand Départ dedicated to Eddy Merckx
1969, the year in which Eddy Merckx won his first Tour de France. Now, 50 years later, his maiden victory is honoured with a Grand Départ in Brussels. The race organisers incorporated many similarities with the parcours back then. And Eddy Merckx has its own AG2R LA MONDIALE Team at the start to ride these famous roads, with Romain Bardet as the main man to shine in Eddy’s Tour. #ModernHeritageRead More
February 27, 2019
AG2R LA MONDIALE Team is preparing the Spring Classics
Eddy Merckx is back in the World Tour. The greatest cyclist of all time has won many races now part of the elite’s calendar and many well-known top teams have ridden these famous roads on Eddy Merckx race bikes. But this year we reclaimed our spot. Meet AG2R LA MONDIALE Team, meet ‘Modern Heritage’.Read More
October 24, 2018
AG2R La Mondiale will ride Eddy Merckx bikes
Rumours travelled fast, but today AG2R La Mondiale and Eddy Merckx can confirm: Oliver Naesen, Romain Bardet and their team mates will be racing on Eddy Merckx bikes.Read More
July 1, 2018
Merckx CC, a Gran Fondo team inspired by Eddy Merckx
They ride Eddy Merckx and wear sleek cycling apparel. They compete in European Gran Fondos and enjoy a coffee ride now and then. Meet the Merckx Cycle Club; a team of young cycling enthusiasts who are keeping the Merckx spirit alive.
June 12, 2018
A fresh start for the Eddy Merckx bikes
Eddy Merckx Bikes is completely ready for a new future. With a total rebranding of Merckx and its race bikes, we are completely ready for this new start. Bringing back the Merckx brand at the heart of its Belgian Cycling roots with respect for its well-known past. A pure honour to the greatest cyclist of all time.
June 11, 2018
THE NEW EDDY MERCKX BIKES LOGO
A wink to the iconic Eddy Merckx bicycle logo
Eddy started his factory in the year 1980. He knew that it would be important for the recognisability of his bikes to choose a logo that would represent the bikes in the best possible way. Despite the fact that Eddy knew that this would become a crucial factor for the branding of its bikes, he went to the Art and Design school in Brussels and not to a design agency.
May 31, 2018
TAKE PART IN THE EDDY MERCKX GRAN FONDOS
In June and September three Eddy Merckx Gran Fondos are organised for the recreational and passionate cyclist. Verona, Brussels and Salzburg will offer the scenery for an appealing ride in one of Eddy’s beloved lands and regions. These three events are also your chance to meet Eddy in person.
The Alé-La Merckx Gran Fondo in Verona is the opener of this triplet. On June 10 the event will start next to the Verona Arena for a 81 (mediofondo) or 125 (granfondo) km long challenge. The short route also accommodates the ‘Griglia Scalidera’ where riders can apply to be part of a peloton led by ex-professional riders like Eddy Merckx and Mario Cipollini.
March 19, 2018
40TH ANNIVERSARY OF EDDY’S LAST PRO RACE – THE TOUR OF WAASLAND
Today, exactly 40 years ago, Eddy took the most difficult decision he had ever taken in his life. The Cannibal quit racing at age 32. 525 victories are the outcome of a life that was marked by cycling. Winning almost everything from the Tour de France and the Tour of Flanders to Milan-San Remo and the Word Hour Record. He said a final goodbye to the sport that belonged to him in a kermesse race in a small Flemish village called Kemzeke.Read More
June 23, 2017
ACQUISITION MERCKX BY BCF
Eddy Merckx Bikes becomes a proud member of Belgian Cycling Factory
Founded in 1980 by Eddy Merckx himself, the Merckx bikes have gained a prominent role in the world of cycling and provided bikes for some of the biggest teams such as Telekom and Motorola. On Friday 23 June 2017, Race productions NV (the company behind Ridley bikes) took over bicycle brand Eddy Merckx. The synergy between the two brands must lift the Belgian cycling industry to new heights.