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The Hard Men

Legends of the Cycling Gods


£9.99 
 

It's time we all stopped whining and learned a thing or two from The Toughest Cyclists Ever. Including:

Stephen Roche, whose cure for exhaustion was to go up a gear and fight harder, all the way to the ambulance. Eddy Merckx, who hurt himself so badly in breaking the Hour record that, he estimated, he shortened his career by a year. Beryl Burton, who crushed her (male) rival's morale with the offer of a piece of liquorice, before speeding past to victory. Nicole Cooke and Edwig Van Hooydonck, who rejected dope and became legends.

The Hardmen tells the stories - the good bits, anyway - of the 40 most heroic Cyclists ever. Their bravery, their panache and their Perfect Amount of Dumb.

It reminds us that suffering on a bike liberates us from our daily lives, and that, in the words of Lance Armstrong 'pain is temporary, quitting lasts forever'; proof that even assholes can be insightful.

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Cordee Code: CCY203
No of Pages: 235
Page Size: 136 x 205 mm
ISBN 10: 1781256136
ISBN 13: 9781781256138
Publisher: Profile Books
Published Date: June 2018
Edition: pb edition 2018
Binding: Paperback
Illustrations: B&W photos
Weight: 220g

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