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The Agony and the Ecstasy By Stephen Roche

The Agony and the Ecstasy
by Stephen Roche

This book is the story of the making of a cycling champion. It follows Roche's growth from home-town Dublin boy into a young European, famous in every city where cycling is a major sport, and the astonishing series of wins in 1987 that were to make him a sporting legend.
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The Agony and the Ecstasy: Stephen Roche's World of Cycling by Stephen Roche

This book is the story of the making of a cycling champion. It follows Roche's growth from home-town Dublin boy into a young European, famous in every city where cycling is a major sport, and the astonishing series of wins in 1987 that were to make him a sporting legend. "The Agony and the Ecstasy" takes us behind the scenes of triumph and into the mysterious world of cycling, showing us what life for top professionals is really like. It covers the roads, the races and the riders themselves - how they live and train, their battles with the elements on great marathons, the crowds and their role in morale, the dangers of the sport, and the elation or despair when the finish line is reached.

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Table of Contents


Part 1 Birth, sweat and gears: the Roches; cycle? why not?; an amateur; France; meeting Lydia. Part 2 The learning years: a day in the life of a pro; instant stardom; problems at Peugeot; gem; in the dark. Part 3 Le Nouveau Roche: from the ashes; getting ready; Visentini; I want to win the Giro; the aftermath. Part 4 The head and the legs: le fidele equipier; another tour; calculations; to hell and back. Part 5 A world apart: the class of '87; digging a grave; finding the rainbow; the life and the lads.

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GOR001221924
The Agony and the Ecstasy: Stephen Roche's World of Cycling by Stephen Roche
Stephen Roche
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Cornerstone
1988-01-01
196
0091736846
9780091736842
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