Put Me Back on My Bike
In Search of Tom Simpson
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|Format:||Paperback, 272 pages|
|Other Information: ||4pp colour, 8pp b/w|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 07 June 2007|
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. 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. Put Me Back on My Bike revisits the places and people associated with Simpson to produce the definitive story of Britain's greatest ever cyclist. The revised edition of William Fotheringham's classic biography, commemorating the fortieth anniversary of Simpson's death, features a new foreword and postscript further exploring the truth behind the legend.
About the Author
William Fotheringham writes for the Guardian and Observer on cycling and rugby. A racing cyclist and launch editor of Procycling and Cycle Sport magazines, he has reported on over twenty Tours de France. He is the critically lauded author of Fallen Angel, Roule Britannia, and Put Me Back on My Bike, which Velo magazine called 'The best cycling biography ever written', and the bestselling biography of Eddy Merckx.
The definitive account of the life of Britain's greatest cyclist by Britain's greatest cycling writer.
"The best cycling biography ever written" Velo "An intelligent, perceptive portrait" Guardian "A beautiful explanation of why Simpson's legend still exerts such a powerful hold" Sunday Times "An enjoyable, clear-eyed biography" Times Literary Supplement "The definitive story of Britain's greatest ever cyclist" -- Christmas Books Recommendations Cycle Sport
|Publisher: ||Yellow Jersey Press|
|Dimensions: ||19.0 x 12.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.22 kg)|