The hugely entertaining autobiography of cycling's unlikeliest hero
Jens Voigt is a German former professional road bicycle racer for severalteams, the last one being UCI ProTeam Trek Factory Racing. Voigt competed in the Tour de France a record-tying 17 times and twice wore its famed yellow jersey, though he never challenged to capture the overall title. His career achievements include winning the critUrium International a record-tying 5 times and a number of one-week stageraces, as well as two Tour de France stage victories. In September 2014, he set a new hour record. He lives in Berlin. Co-author James Startt is a sports journalist who has followed the Tour de France for over twenty years. His Tour reports are published in Bicycling Magazine and other cycling publications. He has worked closely with Jens Voigt for three years on his blogs and columns. He lives in Paris.
"Voigt defied age, logic, and, regularly, common sense, to craft magical, against-all-odds stage wins" * Velonews * "Cycling's beloved superfreak" * Wall Street Journal * "Suffering and Voigt are inseparable ... but the man is much more than a catchphrase" * Cyclist.co.uk * "One of the most recognisable and loved riders in the peloton thanks to his fearsome attacks, irrepressible good humour and memorable sound bites" * Cycling news * "Classic `Jensism' "Shut up legs!" titles a book that appraises the nuts, bolts, and uncharacteristic German sense of humour behind of one of cycling's most complex and charismatic characters." * GQ *