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Merckx and Planckaert on the Mur

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1967: On the “old” Mur de Grammont, a young Eddy Merckx (right) is still learning the ropes, alongside another local prodigy, Willy Planckaert (left). Merckx crashed in his debut Ronde the previous year, but this time he stays upright and takes 3rd place behind fast Italian Dino Zandegu and fellow Belgian Noël Foré.