Eddy Merckx (5 Times Champion) by Lee Frangiamore



Where to start? To a very real extent Merckx’s five Tour victories, extraordinary in their number, margin and variety as they are, are the least of it. I think a case could be made that Eddy Merckx was the greatest endurance athlete of the 20th century.
Sprinter, time trialist, climber, well’ard, he had it all. His first tour victory came in 1969. Just 24 yrs old he won all the available jerseys, GC, Sprint, KoM, and that awarded to the most combative rider. Had it been available he would also have won the White Jersey traditionally awarded to the highest placed rider younger than 25yrs. This is the only time one rider has won all the available jerseys in a Tour de France.  He won the GC with a margin of 17mins 54 seconds. To quote all his wins is to overwhelm an audience but this man was a spontaneous competitor, fabulously brave and I think most unusually generous. Celebrate and admire a great athlete, wear our Eddy Merckx T shirt.

The shirts:

These t shirts are unique for being made exclusively for us wholly with cool-max-image-e1485361440757.png fibres ring spun into yarns manufactured exclusively for WeAdmire. These yarns are then knitted into a single jersey fabric suitable for t shirts.

The CoolMax bit exploits the surface tension of water to wick moisture from your skin. It works through micro channels engineered into the profile of the fibre. These channels are physical attributes, they are there for the life of the fibre.

The Fresh FX bit embeds a silver salt in the molecular structure of the fibre that stops the propagation of bacteria which, left unchecked, ultimately cause a sour odour. Because the silver salt is embedded within the fibre it, like the wicking, is similarly permanent; it will not leech out with wear and washing.

These attributes deliver shirts that remain cool and dry almost regardless of what you might do in them and similarly they remain fresh. And the ongoing performance of the fabric is guaranteed. This is important, these shirts will become your favourite items of apparel, you will want to wear your shirts again and again.

These shirts are marvellous to travel with, they stay fresh if you don’t have the chance to wash them, they wash easily when you do have the chance, and they dry super quickly. There is also a very useful side effect to all this: our shirts keep anything you wear on top of them and what you might wear after wearing them fresher too.

The cut and fit and sizing of these shirts is exclusive to us and was specified by Anastasia Vouyouka, a published guru of fit in the fashion industry.

The feel of the very best natural fibre shirts you have experienced with the performance of the fibres that set the benchmarks for wicking and freshness. It is very unlikely you will have experienced this level of technical performance in a decorated t shirt before.

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