Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike


Author: William Fotheringham
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409018954
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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THE SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLER What makes a man the greatest of all time? Eddy Merckx is to cycling what Muhammad Ali is to boxing or Pelé to football: quite simply, the best there has ever been. Merckx was a machine. It wasn't just the number of victories (445); it was his remorseless domination that created the legend. He didn't just beat his opponents, he crushed them. But his triumphs only tell half a story that includes horrific injury, a doping controversy and tragedy. He was nicknamed 'The Cannibal' for his insatiable appetite for victory, but the moniker did scant justice to a man who was handsome, sensitive and surprisingly anxious. Britain's leading cycling writer, William Fotheringham, goes back to speak to those who were there at the time and those who knew Merckx best to find out what made Eddy Merckx so invincible. 'The full unvarnished of one man’s heaven, and hell, on wheels' Independent

Merckx

Half Man, Half Bike
Author: William Fotheringham
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0224091956
Category: Cyclists
Page: 308
View: 9334
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What makes a man the greatest of all time? Eddy Merckx is to cycling what Muhammad Ali is to boxing or Pelé to football: quite simply, the best there has ever been. Merckx was a machine. It wasn't just the number of victories (445); it was his remorseless domination that created the legend. He didn't just beat his opponents, he crushed them. But his triumphs only tell half a story that includes horrific injury, a doping controversy and tragedy. He was nicknamed 'The Cannibal' for his insatiable appetite for victory, but the moniker did scant justice to a man who was handsome, sensitive and surprisingly anxious. Britain's leading cycling writer, William Fotheringham, goes back to speak to those who were there at the time and those who knew Merckx best to find out what made Eddy Merckx so invincible.

Half Man, Half Bike

The Life of Eddy Merckx, Cycling's Greatest Champion
Author: William Fotheringham
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613747268
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
View: 5810
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Looks at the life of the Belgian cyclist who amassed 445 victories during his racing career.

Wir waren jung und unbekümmert


Author: Laurent Fignon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783936973525
Category:
Page: 366
View: 8361
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Cyclopedia

modernes Fahrrad-Design
Author: Michael Embacher
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783832193492
Category:
Page: 224
View: 2365
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Anquetil - Mit Leib und Seele


Author: Paul Fournel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783902480859
Category:
Page: 160
View: 7096
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Meine Welt


Author: Peter Sagan
Publisher: Piper eBooks
ISBN: 3492992749
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
View: 1964
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Peter Sagan hat nicht nur mit 28 schon Geschichte geschrieben. Er ist auch die schillerndste Figur im Profiradsport: Der "Kindskopf und Künstler im Sattel" (FAZ) versetzt die Fans in Verzückung. Freimütig beschreibt er seinen Weg von der Jugend in der Slowakei und den frühen Rennen bis zum Stammplatz auf dem Treppchen. Er berichtet vom Leistungsdruck, vom Rückhalt durch Familie und Weggefährten und vom Wechsel zum deutschen Team BORA - hansgrohe. Von den heftigsten Bergetappen bei der Tour de France; vom halsbrecherischen Kopfsteinklassiker Paris-Roubaix. Von unfassbar spannenden Sprints, Platten und verheerenden Stürzen. Von seiner Leidenschaft für schräge Wetten und originelle Tattoos. Und davon, wie knapp Siege entschieden werden.

Lanterne Rouge

Der letzte Mann der Tour de France
Author: Max Leonard
Publisher: Osburg Verlag
ISBN: 3955101258
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
View: 8131
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Als letzter durch's Ziel zu gehen ist normalerweise kein Grund zu feiern. Doch wenn man ein Radrennen über dreitausend Kilometer bestreitet, bei gnadenlosem Wetter Bergketten bezwingt, wenn man diese Herausforderung meistert, und zwar in der langsamsten Zeit, ist man dann wirklich ein Verlierer? Lanterne Rouge, die inoffizielle Bezeichnung für die Letztplatzierung bei der Tour de France, benannt nach den roten Rücklichtern am letzten Waggon einer Eisenbahn, ist längst viel mehr als bloß ein Trostpreis. Max Leonard widmet sich in seinem ganz und gar außergewöhnlichen Buch den vergessenen, inspirierenden, teilweise absurden Geschichten der Letztplatzierten seit 1903. Wir erfahren von Etappensiegern und ehemaligen Gelben-Trikot-Trägern, die auch das Leben am anderen Ende des Hauptfeldes kennengelernt haben. Von Ausbrechern, die für eine Flasche Wein angehalten haben, um sich dann zu verfahren, und von Gedopten, deren Cocktails sie versehentlich langsamer gemacht haben. Max Leonard stellt Betrachtungen an, die weit über die Welt des Spitzensports und der Leistungsphilosophie hinausgehen und uns einladen zu hinterfragen, was Erfolg wirklich bedeutet.

Put me back on my bike

die Tom-Simpson-Biografie
Author: William Fotheringham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783936973297
Category:
Page: 286
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The Badger

The Life of Bernard Hinault and the Legacy of French Cycling
Author: William Fotheringham
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781613734186
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 368
View: 4827
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The thrilling life of France's finest cyclist Bernard Hinault is one of the greatest cyclists of all time. He is a five-time winner of the Tour de France and the only man to have won each of the Grand Tours on more than one occasion. Three decades after his retirement, Hinault remains the last Frenchman to win the Tour de France and his victory in 1985 marks the turning point for a nation who had dominated the first eight decades of the race they had invented. In this biography, bestselling author William Fotheringham details how Hinault, nicknamed the "Badger" for his combative style, was the last old-school champion: a larger-than-life personality from a working-class background, capable of winning on all terrains, in major tours, and one-day classics. A full portrait of this fascinating character, The Badger also explores the reasons why France, the nation that considers itself cycling's home, has found it so hard to produce another champion.

Die Radsport-Mafia und ihre schmutzigen Geschäfte


Author: Tyler Hamilton
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 3492961770
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
View: 7164
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Tyler Hamilton war ein Naturtalent, einer der leidensfähigsten und zähesten Radfahrer, bei US Postal der zweite Mann hinter Lance Armstrong. In seinem Buch erzählt er, wie die Amerikaner sich in den Neunzigern die Seele aus dem Leib fuhren und dennoch keine Chance gegen europäische Teams hatten, die immer schneller waren, immer noch Luft hatten - bis die Mannschaft anfängt, sich spritzen zu lassen. Er legt offen, wie straff organisiert dieses System war, das das berühmteste Radrennen der Welt zur Tour de Farce werden ließ, wie korrupte Ärzte und skrupellose Teamchefs agieren und Mannschaften zu gut geölten Maschinen wurden. Wie eine ganze Sportart buchstäblich unter die Räder kam und eine Parallelwelt aus Lügen, Angst und Manipulation entstand, die ehemalige Helden als lädierte Wracks zurücklässt.

Reckless

The Life and Times of Luis Ocana
Author: Alasdair Fotheringham
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408846020
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 304
View: 3623
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The first biography of Luis Ocaña, one of the greatest cyclists of the twentieth century whose rivalry with "The Cannibal" Eddy Merckx is legendary.

Sunday in Hell

Behind the Lens of the Greatest Cycling Film of All Time
Author: William Fotheringham
Publisher: Yellow Jersey Press
ISBN: 9780224092029
Category: Bicycle racing
Page: 272
View: 3718
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'Sunday in Hell' is an iconic documentary about the 1976 Paris-Roubaix Classic, made by the Danish director J2rgen Leth. Leth's mission was to capture the spirit of this magnificent one-day spectacle through the cobbled roads of northern France and legends of the sport such as Eddy Merckx and Roger de Vlaeminck. He did so using revolutionary camera and sound techniques which improved the experience of watching cycling on screen forever. This book looks at the men and the places behind the film: Leth and his work, the cyclists such as Merckx, De Vlaeminck and the ill-fated winner Marc Demeyer and revisits locations which have changed little to this day.

Tour de France... to the bitter end


Author: N.A
Publisher: Guardian Books
ISBN: 0852654626
Category:
Page: N.A
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Lance Armstrong

Wie der erfolgreichste Radprofi aller Zeiten die Welt betrog
Author: Juliet Macur
Publisher: Edel Books - Ein Verlag der Edel Germany GmbH
ISBN: 3841903452
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 432
View: 412
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Lance Armstrong und das Rad der Lügen: Juliet Macur, Sportreporterin bei der New York Times, liefert die erste umfassende Darstellung, wie das System Armstrong über Jahrzehnte funktionieren konnte. Kollegen, Kontrolleure, Sportorganisationen, Sponsoren, Medien und selbst die Familie – sie alle wurden von Lance und seinen Helfern belogen, betrogen und unter zum Teil massiven Druck gesetzt. Das Buch, das auf intensiven Gesprächen mit Lance Armstrong und zahlreichen Interviews mit alten Weggefährten basiert, enthüllt die Zusammenhänge des größten Dopingskandal der Geschichte und liefert das beeindruckende Psychogramm eines scheinbar vollkommen gefühlskalten Egomanen. Spannend von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite – nicht nur für Radsport-Fans!

Bernard Hinault and the Fall and Rise of French Cycling


Author: William Fotheringham
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 144815636X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 368
View: 4306
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Bernard Hinault is one of the greatest cyclists of all time. He is a five-time winner of the Tour de France and the only man to have won each of the Grand Tours on more than one occasion. Hinault is the last ‘old-school’ champion: a larger-than-life character from a working-class background, capable of winning on all terrains, in major Tours and one-day Classics. Nicknamed the ‘Badger’ for his combative style, he led a cyclists’ strike in his first Tour and instigated a legendary punch-up with demonstrators in 1982 while in the middle of a race. His battles with teammates Laurent Fignon and Greg LeMond in the 1986 Tour resulted in one of the greatest races of all time. Three decades on from his retirement, Hinault remains the last French winner of the Tour de France. Here, William Fotheringham shows that while France may one day find a new champion, there will never be another Bernard Hinault.

Project Rainbow

How British Cycling Reached the Top of the World
Author: Rod Ellingworth
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571303528
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 384
View: 9667
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Twenty years ago, British road cycling was in the doldrums: today it is at the top of the world, thanks to Bradley Wiggins's Tour de France win, Mark Cavendish's Road World title and the dominance of the British squad, Team Sky. Cycling has become that rare beast, a story of British sporting success built from the bottom up. As GB Elite Road Coach and Team Sky's Performance Manager, Rod Ellingworth is one of the chief architects behind that success. Here, for the first time, he tells the story of this amazing journey: the meteoric rise of both teams to the top of the road cycling world, and the four-year campaign that led to Mark Cavendish's historic Road World Championships title in 2011. With an introduction by Mark Cavendish.

Der Schweiß der Götter

die Geschichte des Radsports
Author: Benjo Maso
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783936973600
Category:
Page: 287
View: 5987
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Cyclopedia

It's All About the Bike
Author: William Fotheringham
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613734158
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 440
View: 1857
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A path through cycling-specific information: slang, cycling stars, equipment, and nicknames The essential A-to-Z compendium of everything there is to know about the bicycle, this sports reference is full of amazing facts and enthralling anecdotes. Numerous entries have been updated for this paperback edition. A world of death-defying feats and obscure mechanical oddities, the nature of cycling is both heroic and geeky, and the perils of vicious dogs are given the same attention as the perils of drug and sex scandals. From the history of the Tour de France and Lance Armstrong's rise and fall to the origins of the quick-release system and Chris Hoy's dominance of the Beijing Velodrome, no element is omitted from this exploration of the bicycle and its faithful riders. Cyclopedia has all the equipment, the races, and the faces needed to convert any amateur cyclist into a fully fledged bike expert.