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Kimmage, Paul

Rough Ride

New ed

€ 21.79

First published in 1990, "Rough Ride" is one of the greatest books ever written about the life of a professional athlete. Almost twenty years later, Yellow Jersey is publishing an updated edition of this cycling classic, with a new foreword by the author which reflects on his life both inside and outside the sport. Paul Kimmage's boyhood dreams were of cycling glory: wearing the yellow jersey, cycling the Tour de France, becoming a national hero. He knew it wouldn't come easy, but he was prepared to put in the graft: he spent his teenage years cycling an average of 400 miles per week. The dedication began to pay off. As an amateur, he represented his country and finished sixth in the World Championships. In 1986, he turned professional. That's when reality hit. He soon discovered it wasn't about glory and courage, and it wasn't about how much training you put in or how much you wanted to win. It was about gruelling defeats, complete and utter exhaustion, and it was about drugs. Not drugs that would ensure victory, but drugs that would allow you to finish the race and start another day. Paul Kimmage left the sport to write this book. It is a powerful and frank account that breaks the law of silence surrounding the issue of drugs in sport. An eye-opening expose and a heartbreaking lament, it is a book that anyone interested in any sport should read.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Acknowledgements ix
Preface to the 2007 edition xi
Introduction xiii
It Wasn`t Supposed to End Like This
1(3)
The First Irish Pope
4(7)
Packet Soup and Fruit Cake
11(8)
The Nearly Man
19(10)
National Suckers Day
29(10)
Glory Days
39(8)
Brand-new Anorak
47(3)
Shattered Dreams
50(13)
Grenoble
63(11)
Tour de France
74(19)
The Arms Race
93(11)
Qualified Pro
104(11)
Tour `87
115(16)
22 July
131(10)
One of the Boys
141(8)
The Fab Four
149(14)
Coffee at Eleven
163(13)
Rescued
176(13)
Journalist
189(7)
Giro d`Italia
196(18)
Carnon Plage
214(3)
The Last Crusade
217(12)
Spitting in the Soup
229(10)
Andre
239(6)
Epilogue 245(14)
Postscript to the 1998 edition 259(4)
2007 Edition Death of an Eagle 263(7)
Tour 2006: Plus ca Change 270
Extra informatie: 
Paperback / softback
312 pagina's
Januari 2008
227 gram
197 x 127 x 25 mm
YELLOW JERSEY us

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