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Cycling: books

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

  1. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    Location:
    Watford
    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

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

    palinurus Guru

    Location:
    Watford
    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

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