Luis Ocaña vs Eddy Merckx, 1971 Tour de France

Luis Ocaña vs Eddy Merckx, 1971 Tour de France

1971 Tour de France was a great tragedy for Luis Ocaña, who won the Tour de France in 1973 and the Vuelta a España in 1970.

Legendary Eddy Merckx won Tour de France in 1969 and 1970, and it looked like he was well on the way to his hat trick. Pre-race predictions were certain that if he would not become ill or crash, Merckx would be the winner, and were speculating whether he would be able to lead the race from start to end. But Luis Ocaña of Spain had something to say about this matter

M. Özgür Nevres

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