Hey Eddy, is it better to mash a big gear or spin in a small gear? "It is best to spin a big gear."
Best, and rightfully, known for his legendary racing exploits, Eddy Merckx has never been blind to the wider roles bicycles have played in society, and how they may help relieve transportation woes and shape our communities in the future:
"I am certain that the bicycle will once more fill a social role and again become a means of transport and not just an object of leisure. Once cars had chased it out of towns and, for several years, the concern of our leaders was to make it easier to drive cars by enlarging roads and leaving space for nobody else. Now they're in the process of undoing all that and, even if the change varies from country to country, I can see that there is a whole new way of political thinking. In Germany, Belgium and the countries of the north, the changes are already visible. In the Latin countries it's an idea that's making progress."