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The Hardmen - 9781781256138

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  • Product code: BPWRA
  • ISBN: 9781781256138
  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 12.9cm x 19.7cm
  • Pages: 256
  • Publish date: 14/06/2018

The Hardmen (Paperback)

The Hardmen - 9781781256138

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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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Product Details

  • Product code: BPWRA
  • ISBN: 9781781256138
  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 12.9cm x 19.7cm
  • Pages: 256
  • Publish date: 14/06/2018

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