Wide-Eyed and Legless: Inside the Tour de France
Voted Cycle Sport's best cycling book of all time.
In 1987, the Tour was won by Irishman Stephen Roche. It was the first time the champion had hailed from outside the Continent or the States and the first time in 20 years a British team - ANC Halfords - had competed in the world's toughest and craziest race. Jeff Connor not only stayed with the British team but also found himself an unofficial team member. In this long-awaited new edition of Wide-Eyed and Legless" now widely regarded as a classic Connor describes what it takes to compete survive and win during those 26 days of gruelling effort. Alongside the heroism and athleticism he reveals the extraordinary amounts of chicanery from pulling riders along to illicit drug use. Time has not dimmed the impact of this eye-opening and entertaining close-up look at the supreme endurance event and "Wide-Eyed and Legless" is destined to be acclaimed by a new generation of cycling enthusiasts."
Author: Jeff Conor
No of Pages: 192
ISBN 10: 1845961714
ISBN 13: 9781845961718
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Published Date: April 2011
Edition: 1st , Apr-2011
Illustrations: col plates
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