Thomas Wegmuller and Adrie Van Der Poel are two of my favourite riders as is the glorious Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra bikes that the Weinmann/SMM Uster team rode.
Races: Paris Roubaix
Thomas Wegmuller and Adrie Van Der Poel are two of my favourite riders of the era. I first spotted Wegmuller in the UK in action at the Kellogg`s Tour of Britain and I was in awe of his fluid pedalling style - he went onto win the Grand Prix des Nations ITT as well as placing second in both the Paris-Roubaix and Tour of Flanders. I was also a big fan of the bikes they were riding too - Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra frames made from Columbus SLX with a stunning lavender, green and rose colour scheme along with some unusual Edco Competition components as well as Weinmann Equipe rims as you`d expect!
There is a virtual bicycle museum that has a 1991 version of this stunning bike - take a look!
Interesting to note that Walter Godefroot and Patrick Lefevere were team managers of the team too, each going onto manage two super teams later in their careers Mapei and Telekom.
Date Submitted: 17 May 2016