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- DescriptionIn 1987 Stephen Roche touched greatness. In June he won the Giro d'Italia, fighting a ferocious battle against t only his rivals but also against his teammates and an angry, partisan Italian crowd. In July Roche secured the yellow jersey in the Tour de France, blacking out shortly after crossing the line following a superhuman effort. In September, victory at the World Cycling Championships in Austria won Roche a near-unprecedented 'triple crown'. Born to Ride, Stephen Roche's first full autobiography, takes this extraordinary year as the starting point to explore the rest of his life. He doesn't hold back as he examines the many ups and downs of his time on and off the bike, scrutinising victories, defeats, rivals, serious injury, doping allegations and agonizing family breakdown. Beneath the charm and rare natural talent, Roche finally reveals himself as a smiling assassin - a master-strategist who lives to attack.
- Author BiographyStephen Roche was born in Dundrum, Dublin, Ireland. As a road racing cyclist, over the course of 13 years, he recorded 58 professional career wins, including the Tour de France, the Giro d'Italia and the World Road Racing Championship, all of which he won in 1987. Since retiring Stephen has set up and built Stephen Roche Cycling Holidays and Training Camps, based in Majorca and worked as a commentator for Eurosport. Born to Ride is his first full autobiography.
- Author(s)Stephen Roche
- PublisherVintage Publishing
- Date of Publication02/05/2013
- SubjectAutobiography: Sport
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintYellow Jersey Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, colour illustrations
- Weight241 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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