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Domestique
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A remarkable true-life story from behind the scenes of professional cycling

About the Author

Charly Wegelius was one of Britain's most distinguished and respected professional cyclists. He grew up in York, and went on to race for some of cycling's best teams, including Mapei, the world's most successful ever team. In his 11-year career he competed in a remarkable 14 Grand Tours (including three Tours de France). Charly now works as a directear sportif for the Garmin-Sharp team.

Co-writer Tom Southam is a former professional racing cyclist. He raced alongside Charly Wegelius for three years in the Italian professional peleton, and twice rode the professional Roac Race Championships as a teamate of Wegelius. He now works as a writer and contributes to major cycling publications in the UK and internationally.

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"If justice is alive and well in the world, this will be the sports book of the year 2013... a book that is well nigh impossible to put back on the shelf at the end of each chapter." * The Washing Machine Post.net *
"Interesting and revealing... the most accurate description of what being a highly-regarded domestique in the modern peloton is really like'" * Cycling Weekly *
"One of the hardest working domestiques in the sport" * Cycling Weekly *
"Couldn't put it down...the best insight into the peloton since Paul Kimmage's Rough Ride" -- William Fotheringham
"A must read. Absolutely outstanding" -- Paul Kimmage

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