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Put Me Back on My Bike By William Fotheringham

Put Me Back on My Bike
by William Fotheringham

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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 BikeTom 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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Put Me Back on My Bike: In Search of Tom Simpson by William Fotheringham

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. He died a tragic early death during the 1967 Tour. 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. Put Me Back on My Bike revisits the places and people associated with Simpson to produce the definitive story of Britain's greatest ever cyclist. The fully revised and updated edition of William Fotheringham's classic biography features a new foreword and postscript further exploring the truth behind the legend. `The best cycling biography ever written' Velo `A beautiful explanation of why Simpson's legend still exerts such a powerful hold' Sunday Times

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Put Me Back on My Bike Reviews


"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 *

About William Fotheringham


William Fotheringham writes for the Guardian and Observer on cycling and rugby. A racing cyclist and launch editor of Procycling and Cycle Sport magazines, he has reported on over twenty Tours de France. He is the critically lauded author of Fallen Angel, Roule Britannia, and Put Me Back on My Bike, which Velo magazine called 'The best cycling biography ever written', and the bestselling biography of Eddy Merckx.

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GOR001598822
Put Me Back on My Bike: In Search of Tom Simpson by William Fotheringham
William Fotheringham
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2007-06-07
272
0224080180
9780224080187
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