This was one of 8 large scale paintings of famous cyclists on cardboard which first adorned the entrance to the Spin London bike show in 2017. They were later sold to a private client. I portrayed a series of cyclists chosen in some way for their notoriety or particular struggle in the world of cycling. Eddie Merckx is widely seen as the most successful rider in the history of competitive cycling. His victories include an unequalled eleven Grand Tours (five Tours of France, five Tours of Italy, and a Tour of Spain), all of the five Monuments, three World Championships, the hour record, every major one-day race other than Paris–Tours, and extensive victories on the track.