THE CYCLING ART OF MICHAEL VALENTI
Cyclocross Tabor CZE
2015 Cyclocross World Championship
The cold. The wet. The fans. And the mud.
Always the mud.
We love cyclocross – its up close and personal. It’s loud, hard and fast. Cyclocross is about power and smarts but mostly it’s about pain and work. Covered in mud. Frozen, wet and tired we ride on to finish. We ride on to win.
This is my interpretation of how every rider we pass or that passes us – sticks with us. As we revel in the glory and the mud, as we push ourselves outside the comfort zone.
Eddy Merckx-The Cannibal.
Dominating the cycling world from the mid-60’s to the mid-70’s Eddy Merckx (Belgian) was known then and is still known today as simply “The Cannibal.”
This “eater of men” rode and won the Classic’s, Track, and was a winner of all three major Grand Tours. This hard working class cyclist shown here in his famous Molteni orange and black kit has long been considered by many–The best Cyclist Ever.