Put Me Back On My Bike: In Search of Tom Simpson Inglés 9780224092395 William Fotheringham

Put Me Back On My Bike: In Search of Tom Simpson

The definitive account of the life of Britain's greatest cyclist by Britain's greatest cycling writer. The book the cycling world has been waiting for. A definitive account of the life of Britain’s greatest cyclist - Tom Simpson. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Tom Simpson was an Olympic medallist, world champion and the first Briton to wear the fabled yellow jersey of the Tour de France. He died a tragic early death on the barren moonscape of the Mont Ventoux during the 1967 Tour. A man of contradictions, Simpson was one of the first cyclists to admit to using banned drugs, and was accused of fixing races, yet the dapper 'Major Tom' inspired awe and affection for the obsessive will to win which was ultimately to cost him his life.

Put Me Back on My Bike revisits the places and people associated with Simpson to produce the definitive story of Britain's greatest ever cyclist. The revised edition of William Fotheringham's classic biography, commemorating the fortieth anniversary of Simpson's death, features a new foreword and postscript further exploring the truth behind the legend.

William Fotheringham
Yellow Jersey Press
Fecha publicación
1 May 2014)

William Fotheringham es un periodista especializado en ciclismo y rugby que escribe para el The Guardian y The Observer. Fue ciclista de competición, fundó las revistas Procycling y Cycle Sport y ha cubierto más de veinte Tours de Francia. Entre sus libros de éxito se encuentran Fallen Angel, Roule Britannia, y Put Me Back on My Bike, biografía que la revista Velo calificó como «la mejor biografía ciclista jamás escrita». Su única obra publicada hasta ahora en España era La pasión de Fausto Coppi. Reside en Herefordshire con su esposa y sus dos hijos.