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Put Me Back On My Bike By William Fotheringham

Put Me Back On My Bike

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This is an evaluation of the life and tragic death of the cyclist Tom Simpson, Olympic medallist, world champion and the first Briton to wear the fabled yellow jersey of the Tour de France. Despite admitting to using banned drugs and being accused of fixing races, he inspired awe and affection.
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Put Me Back On My Bike by William Fotheringham

The cyclist 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. Almost 35 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 is an authoritative evaluation of Simpson's death, and of the life that led to it, revisiting the places and people associated with him.

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The book the cycling world has been waiting for. A definitive account of the life of Britain's greatest cyclist - Tom Simpson.

About William Fotheringham


William Fotheringham is 36 years old. He was born in Somersert and after leaving school went to Cambridge University to study Languages. He has raced bikes for over twenty years but so far has resisted the temptation to take drugs.

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GOR001302713
Put Me Back On My Bike by William Fotheringham
William Fotheringham
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
2002-06-15
256
0224061860
9780224061865
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