Op 15 juli 1969 begint Eddy Merckx –bezig aan zijn eerste Tour de France- met acht minuten voorsprong aan de etappe die het peloton van Luchon naar Mourenx zal brengen. 214,50 kilometer staan er op het programma met onderweg vier zware cols. Ondanks zijn riante voorsprong trekt Merckx op 75 kilometer van de finish solo in de aanval om met bijna acht minuten voorsprong op de tweede te finishen. De endurance racer van Eddy Merckx Cycles is vernoemd naar die heroïsche prestatie.
In ancient Greece, ‘Agon’ was the belief that anything can be achieved through effort, healthy rivalry and noble competition. An Agonist pits force against force; competitor against rival and athlete against nature, in fierce competition, to achieve an ultimate goal. For riders who charge up fast, epic climbs and over traverses – but also want to have serious fun on the long descent back to civilization – we created the Agonist. Harmonizing two opposing capabilities, like the agonist and antagonist muscle groups, to work toward one purpose. The Agonist demands as much of itself as you do, and together…you are unstoppable.
02 Carbon (F), Al-13 Triple-butted aluminum (R)
Fox Float 32 Performance, Grip, Remote (110mm)
Fox Float DPS, Performance Elite, Evol, Remote (110mm)
The high-performance discipline of cross-country racing has become, quite literally, a race to the top. Grueling, all-out sprints to the finish are supported with bikes whose maximum efficiency and minimum weight ethos pay no heed to compliance – until now. The BMC Teamelite 01 is the culmination of an evolution of race bike performance. Its unique combination of efficiency, traction, and fatigue-fighting compliance technology places it in a category of its very own, and raises the bar by setting new industry standards.
01 Premium Carbon, Tuned Compliance Concept, DTi
Fox Float 32 SC, Performance Series, Grip, Remote (100mm)