MERCKX 51

Some 51 different yellow jerseys have been brought together to pay tribute to Eddy Merckx and to mark the 100th anniversary of the garment's appearance. The number obviously refers to the 'magic' number 51 featured on Merckx's shirt during the first Tour he won, back in 1969. The jerseys are on display not only in KOERS but also on this website. Click a jersey to view it in 360° format and discover the story behind the jersey!

To learn more about the 1969 Tour and the highs and lows of the yellow jersey's existence be sure to see Etappe 07 (KOERS' historical theme-specific cycling magazine). Hurray for Eddy Merckx, hurray for the yellow jersey!