I'd wager a Merckx reboot would look stupidly underwhelming. His best asset would probably being a rouleur but's also the quality that's fallen by far the most in relevance. He'd probably a TTer/Flandrien type and be very underwhelming as a climberThe overall quality and parity in the peloton today compared to Eddy's day is huge. The teams are deeper and, for the most part; better organized with margins for error much reduced. Now you have GTs won by seconds, not tens of minutes. That is a logical reality and there isn't a single rider capable of accomplishing what EM did. I would wager a re-boot version of Eddy couldn't even do it today.