Cycling: books

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by palinurus, 13 Jul 2007.

  1. palinurus

    palinurus Legendary Member

    Someone, can't remember who, and can't find my way back to the thread, on C+, recommended "The Sweat of the Gods" by Benjo Maso.

    Anyway, thanks. The best cycle-racing related book I've read in some time, a nice account of the relationship between riders, business and the press. A fair translation too, except for the inclusion of the phrase' "guts for garters", relating to rivalry between Hinault and Lemond, which is a phrase my mother would use.
  2. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    You mean LeMond upset somebody :?: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. OP

    palinurus Legendary Member

    The particular phrase really relates to Hinault upsetting Lemond in the '86 tour, where Hinault attacked Lemond (Hinault maintains this was tactical- by way of wearing down Lemond's opponents)

    Anyway, I see from the old C+ site that it was Cyclo 2000 who recommended it, and who hasn't appeared on here, yet, posting those little tributes to cyclists on their birthdays, which I rather liked.
  4. skut

    skut New Member

    May have been me, as I remember recommending that book after I read it a while ago. It has really given me a sense of perspective when it comes to pro-cycling - glad you enjoyed it.

    Edit: Oops - it was Cyclo2000, just read your post properly.
  5. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Could do with Cyclo here, anyone given the big man a heads up?
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