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Put Me Back on My Bike

William Fotheringham


PUBLISHED: 7th June 2007
ISBN: 9780224080187
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Discover the story of Britain's ultimate cyclist and his ill-fated race during the 1967 Tour de France, from the bestselling author of Half Man Half Bike Tom Simpson was an Olympic medallist, world champion and the first Briton to wear the fabled yellow jersey of the Tour de France.
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PUBLISHED: 7th June 2007
ISBN: 9780224080187
ANNOTATION:
Discover the story of Britain's ultimate cyclist and his ill-fated race during the 1967 Tour de France, from the bestselling author of Half Man Half Bike Tom Simpson was an Olympic medallist, world champion and the first Briton to wear the fabled yellow jersey of the Tour de France.

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Discover the story of Britain's ultimate cyclist and his ill-fated race during the 1967 Tour de France, from the bestselling author of Half Man Half Bike

Tom Simpson was an Olympic medallist, world champion and the first Briton to wear the fabled yellow jersey of the Tour de France.

Publisher Description

Tom Simpson was an Olympic medallist, world champion and the first Briton to wear the fabled yellow jersey of the Tour de France. He died a tragic early death on the barren moonscape of the Mont Ventoux during the 1967 Tour. Forty years on, hundreds of fans still make the pilgrimage to the windswept memorial which marks the spot where he died.A man of contradictions, Simpson was one of the first cyclists to admit to using banned drugs, and was accused of fixing races, yet the dapper 'Major Tom' inspired awe and affection for the obsessive will to win which was ultimately to cost him his life.This new edition of William Fotheringham's classic biography, published to coincide with the fortieth anniversary of Simpson's death, features a preface and final chapter featuring further revelations about Simpson's life and death.

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Author Biography

William Fotheringham writes for the Guardian and Observer on cycling and rugby. A former racing cyclist and launch editor of procycling and Cycle Sport magazines, he has reported on sixteen Tours de France as well as Six Nations rugby and the Olympic Games. He lives in Herefordshire with his wife and two children.

Review

"The best cycling biography ever written" Velo "An intelligent, perceptive portrait" Guardian "A beautiful explanation of why Simpson's legend still exerts such a powerful hold" Sunday Times "An enjoyable, clear-eyed biography" Times Literary Supplement "The definitive story of Britain's greatest ever cyclist" -- Christmas Books Recommendations Cycle Sport

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The definitive account of the life of Britain's greatest cyclist, reissued with a new preface and final chapter 20011228

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"The best cycling biography ever written"

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"An intelligent, perceptive portrait."

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The definitive account of the life of Britain's greatest cyclist, reissued with a new preface and final chapter

Product Details

Author
William Fotheringham
Pages
272
Year
2007
ISBN-10
0224080180
ISBN-13
9780224080187
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2007-06-07
Subtitle
In Search of Tom Simpson
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
4pp colour, 8pp b/w
Media
Book
Language
English
Short Title
PUT ME BACK ON MY BIKE FULLY R
Edition Description
Fully Revised a
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Audience
General/Trade
Series
Yellow Jersey Cycling Classics