Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 16 jun. 2016 - 160 pagina's
At the start of the 137-kilometre Tour de Mont Aigoual, Tim Krabb. glances up from his bike to assess the crowd of spectators. 'Non-racers,' he writes. 'The emptiness of those lives shocks me.' Immediate and gripping from the first page, we race with the author as he struggles up the hills and clings on during descents in the unforgiving French mountains.
Originally published in 1978, The Rider is a modern-day classic that is recognised as one of the best books ever written about the sport. Brilliantly conceived and best read at a break-neck pace, it is a loving, imaginative and passionate tribute to the art of cycle racing.
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - leesclubhaarenjb - LibraryThing
I was a bike racer from 1963 till 1967 and I recognize a lot. It was my third read (June 2019) and I think it's the second best book on cycling after, joris van den bergh's book on Moeskops: temidden ... Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - ohernaes - LibraryThing
Wonderful book. Dutch amateur road cyclist Tim Krabbé recounts how he raced the Tour de Mont Aigoual, known from Tour de France, interspersed with stories from his cycling career, Tour de France, and the nature of road racing. Recommended. Volledige review lezen