And which victories still rank as the greatest of all time? This is the definitive collection of cycling reporting. Read more Read less.
Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. About the Author William Fotheringham began writing about bike racing in and was covering the Tour de France within two years, one of maybe half a dozen British journalists on the race. Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video. Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.
Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. This fabulous book follows the story of cycle racing over the past 20 years from the perspective of the lyrically excellent British journalist William Fotheringham. Fotheringham has picked out articles he has written for The Guardian Newspaper since Carefully selecting those that weaved the story of road and track cycling and omitting some that did not give much more to the story.
In between each article Fotheringham reflects with hindsight on the stories of the day. Initially the focus is on the end of the pre-EPO road era and the career of Miguel Indurain, it moves through to the 90s and the big Festina drugs bust. Much is dedicated to Armstrong, initially the articles admire him in the moment, but as the years go by Fotheringham's doubts obviously if not overtly increase. The article on the second Oprah interview is a particularly passionate piece in which Fotheringham unleashes the anger towards Armstrong that the lawyers had previously held back from publication, a weight off his chest..
The latter half of the book is dedicated to the rise of British cycling from the early days of rare track successes in the s to the move toward Tour de France domination by His writing is eloquent and at times poetic. HIs knowledge of cycling's history adds perspective to the achievements on which he is commenting. From a British perspective, this is an amazing book charting the rise of competitive cycling in the UK that coincided with Fotheringham's own career as a journalist.
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The article on the second Oprah interview is a particularly passionate piece in which Fotheringham unleashes the anger towards Armstrong that the lawyers had previously held back from publication, a weight off his chest.. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This is a great way to start Super Bowl Sunday and if nothing else is a great reason to munch on nachos later.
Like any collection it has its ups and downs but the commentary and selection creates a narrative. Fotheringham is unbiased and intelligent he understands cycling and cyclists. The pieces on the rise of british cycling are very informative.
Nov 02, James Webster rated it really liked it. Good writing; good commentary; fascinating period of cycling's history.
Fotheringham presents pieces about the last twenty years interspersed with his "with-hindsight" comments: Jan 13, Guy rated it liked it. Heavy focus on UK cyclists, as might be expected in a collection of news items originally appearing in The Guardian.
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