The Hardmen - Legends of the Cycling Gods

Author(s): The Velominati; Frank Strack; Brett Kennedy; John 'Gianni' Andrews; David Millar (Foreword by)

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It's time we all stopped whining and learned a thing or two from The Toughest Cyclists Ever. Including:Stephen Roche, whose cure for exhaustion was to go up a gear and fight harder, all the way to the ambulance. Eddy Merckx, who hurt himself so badly in breaking the Hour record that, he estimated, he shortened his career by a year. Beryl Burton, who crushed her (male) rival's morale with the offer of a piece of liquorice, before speeding past to victory. Nicole Cooke and Edwig Van Hooydonck, who rejected dope and became legends.The Hardmen tells the stories - the good bits, anyway - of the 40 most heroic Cyclists ever. Their bravery, their panache and their Perfect Amount of Dumb. It reminds us that suffering on a bike liberates us from our daily lives, and that, in the words of Lance Armstrong 'pain is temporary, quitting lasts forever'; proof that even assholes can be insightful.


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General Fields

  • : 9781781256138
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : June 2018
  • : ---length:- '19.8'width:- '12.9'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 796.620922
  • : 256
  • : The Velominati; Frank Strack; Brett Kennedy; John 'Gianni' Andrews; David Millar (Foreword by)
  • : Paperback