July 24, 2005
Merckx to join Phonak
Axel “son of Eddy” Merckx will join Phonak next year, for what may be his final season as a pro. He has a one-year contract with options on a second.
His Davitamon-Lotto contract was to run through next season, but the two sides agreed to an early out, possibly the result of Merckx's disappointment at his team, which reeled him in during one lengthy breakaway.
No word on whether Merckx will be riding the team's supercool BMC carbon fiber rigs, or a frame from his father's factory in Belgium.
Update: ProCycling says he'll ride team BMCs.
Posted by Frank Steele on July 24, 2005 | Permalink
Hi, why do you believe that it may be the final year for Merckx?
Posted by: Serdar Kilic at Jul 30, 2005 9:01:26 PM