12th June 2008 : Eddy Merckx, 5 times Tour d' France winner
with 525 victories to his name and indisputably the greatest
cyclist the world has ever known, wrote to Singapore Women's
Cycling Team yesterday. The unprecedented gesture by the
cycling legend, was kindly relayed by Mr Matthieu Branders,
Attaché - Royal Embassy of Belgium (Singapore ).
In his letter, Mr Merckx termed the coming graduation exercise,
a 'race' when congratulating CGI participants, a tacit reminder
to treat the challenge with volition and single-mindedness.
His signed greetings augmented pressure already felt
amongst the 12 ladies, now left with less than 50 days to
their event date.