What's on the easel

 

In the world of cycling, Eddy Merckx is a legend. He is the best cyclist ever; having won 5 Tours de France, 5 Giro d'Italias, 3 World Championships, 7 Milan-San Remos, and having beaten the World Hour Record, to name a few of his victories. In all, he won 525 races, an all time record. And that is why they called him "The Cannibal".

Eddy Merckx was and still is a maniac when it comes to maintaining his bikes. He would often stop in the middle of a race, just to adjust his seatpost by a fraction of an inch (and he would still win the race).

James is currently working on a painting of Eddy, which will be given to him in celebration of his 70th birthday. The painting skillfully captures Eddy's cool demeanour as he competes in another challenging race.

The original painting is to be given to Eddy as a gift. However, for those fans of Eddy who would like their own copy, a selection of limited edition prints will be available in due course.