Anquetil Alone The legend of the controversial Tour de France champion

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Anquetil Alone The legend of the controversial Tour de France champion

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Shortlisted for the Sports Book Awards 2018 for Biography of the Year and Cycling Book of the Year There are things he does alone and things that he alone does.Jacques Anquetil was a cyclist with an aristocratic demeanor and a relaxed attitude to rules and morals. His womanising and frank admissions of doping appalled 1960s French society even as his five Tour de France wins enthralled it. Paul Fournel was besotted with him from the start (Too young to understand I was nevertheless old enough to admire) and followed Anquetil's career with the passion of a fan and the eye of a poet. In this stunningly original biography of a complex and divisive character Fournel - author of the seminal Vélo (or Need for the Bike)- blends the story of Anquetil's life with scenes from his own to create a classic of cycling literature. Language: English
  • Brand: Profile Books Ltd
  • Category: Biography
  • Artist: Paul Fournel
  • Format: Paperback
  • Language: en
  • Number of Pages: 144
  • Publication Date: 2018/05/17
  • Publisher / Label: Profile Books Ltd
  • Fruugo ID: 63102940-127422700
  • ISBN: 9781781257326
  • Sold by: PBShop

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