The Hardmen : Legends of the Cycling Gods Paperback
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages, integrated b/w
- Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 14/06/2018
- Category: Sports teams & clubs
- ISBN: 9781781256138
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