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MERCKX: HALF MAN, HALF BIKE FOTHERINGHAM,WI
MERCKX-HALF-MAN-HALF-BIKE-FOTHERINGHAM-WI
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Vintage

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9780224074513

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0224074512

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0224074512

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What makes a man the greatest of all time? Eddy Merckx is to cycling what Muhammad Ali is to boxing or Pele to football: quite simply, the best there has ever been. Merckx was a machine. It wasn't just the number of victories (445); it was his remorseless domination that created the legend. He didn't just beat his opponents, he crushed them. But his triumphs only tell half a story that includes horrific injury, a doping controversy and tragedy. He was nicknamed 'The Cannibal' for his insatiable appetite for victory, but the moniker did scant justice to a man who was handsome, sensitive and surprisingly anxious. Britain's leading cycling writer, William Fotheringham, goes back to speak to those who were there at the time and those who knew Merckx best to find out what made Eddy Merckx so invincible.

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Author(s)William Fotheringham
PublisherVintage
Date of Publication28/03/2013
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaperback
ISBN-100224074512
ISBN-139780224074513
SubjectBiography: Sport

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Place of PublicationLondon
Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ImprintYellow Jersey Press
Content NoteIllustrations

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Weight260 g
Width129 mm
Height198 mm
Spine21 mm

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Format DetailsB-format paperback

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Author BiographyWilliam Fotheringham writes for the Guardian and Observer on cycling and rugby. A racing cyclist and launch editor of procycling and Cycle Sport magazines, he has reported on over twenty Tours de France. He is the critically lauded author of Fallen Angel, Roule Britannia, and Put Me Back on My Bike, which Velo magazine called 'The best cycling biography ever written.

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Title: MERCKX: HALF MAN, HALF BIKE
Author: FOTHERINGHAM,WI

Publisher:Jonathan Cape
Publication Date:Mar-28-2013
Pages:320
Binding:Paperback
Dimensions (inches):5.08 (W) x 7.80 (H) x 0.83 (D)
ISBN:0224074512

Description: Eddy Merckx is to cycling what Muhammad Ali is to boxing or Pele to football: quite simply, the best there has ever been. Merckx was a machine. It wasn't just the number of victories (445); it was his remorseless domination that created the legend. He didn't just beat his opponents, he crushed them. -- Gardners

The first ever English-language biography of Eddy Merckx, the greatest cyclist of all time, by William Fotheringham, Britain's top cycling writer.

Eddy Merckx is to cycling what Muhammad Ali is to boxing or Pelé to football; quite simply, the best there has ever been. Throughout his professional career Merckx amassed an astonishing 445 victories. Lance Armstrong, by comparison, has managed fewer than 100.

For Britain's leading cycling writer, William Fotheringham, the burning question remains, why? What made Eddy Merckx so invincible?

Merckx was a machine. It wasn't just the number of victories; it was his remorseless domination that created the legend. Once, already comfortably leading the 1969 Tour de France, Merckx hammered a further eight and a half minutes out of his nearest rivals during an 85-mile solo break in the Pyrenees. But his triumphs only tell half a story that includes drug-busts, horrific injury and death. He was nicknamed 'The Cannibal' for his insatiable appetite for victory, but the moniker did scant justice to this handsome, sensitive, and surprisingly anxious man.

In Half Man, Half Bike, Fotheringham goes back to speak to those who were there at the time. The result is the extraordinary and definitive story of a man whose fear of failure would drive him to reach the highest pinnacles before ultimately destroying him. -- Random House, Inc.


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