The first detailed account of the Festina affair, which ripped apart the 1998 Tour de France and irrevocably changed cycling
Alasdair Fotheringham is a freelance journalist, and was the cycling correspondent for the Independent and the Independent on Sunday from 2001 to 2016. He has covered 24 Tours de France and 20 Tours of Spain, the Olympics in 2008 and 2012 and numerous other major bike races. He is also a regular contributor to Cyclingnews and ProCycling. His previous books are The Eagle of Toledo, a biography of Spain's first Tour de France winner Federico Martin Bahamontes, and Reckless: The Life and Times of Luis Ocana.
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