Gregor Brown

Eddy Merckx in Doha, Qatar Credit: Gregor Brown

How Eddy Merckx put the Middle East on the cycling map

Eddy Merckx’s rule has shifted from the roads of Europe to Qatar, where he created a stage race across the petroleum-rich state in 2002. Yesterday, Dutchman Niki Terpstra (Etixx-Quick Step) won…