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- DescriptionAccusations of doping in bicycle racing, whether proven or presumed, are thing new. Right from the early days of the sport, the use of performance enhancers has been a staple of the sport's rumor mill. The last two decades of the 19th century were the time when bicycle racing tracks all over Europe and America attracted huge crowds to watch and bet on the riders who were at the time literally the fastest men (and some women) on earth. In this environment, the manager or trainer often had what seemed like total control over his riders. The most famous, and controversial of these men weas James Edward Choppy Warburton. His little black bottle was believed to have magic powers to restore, or sometimes destroy, the riders under his care. Was that bottle really filled with a magic potion, laced with doping substances? This book exposes what is kwn about Choppy and his riders, several of whom, like Choppy himself, died a tragic and premature death.
- Author(s)Gerry Moore
- PublisherVan Der Plas Publications,U.S.
- Date of Publication03/11/2011
- SubjectMotor Sports & Cycling
- Place of PublicationSan Francisco
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintVan Der Plas Publications,U.S.
- Content Note50 b&w illus
- Weight218 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine10 mm
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