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Tom Simpson. Bird on the wire

9781472949202

LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017

Over 130 photographs, many never before seen

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Tom Simpson is British cycling's greatest icon. Fifty years after he conquered the continental sporting scene, he still captivates people around the world. After his dramatic death on Mont Ventoux during the 1967 Tour de France, amphetamines and alcohol were found in his system, a fact which often dwarfs his pioneering achievements. From a humble upbringing in a Nottinghamshire mining town, Simpson became the first Briton to win the elite men's World Championships and to wear the Tour de France's yellow jersey. He also took victory at Milan Sanremo, the Tour of Flanders and the Tour of Lombardy, three of cycling's most prestigious races. A charismatic and impulsive character, Simpson lived life fast, with a penchant for spectacular racing, sports cars and fanciful dreams. This man of contradictions was both people's champion and pariah, gentleman and rogue. Guided by rare photography of Simpson, this book explores the Briton's feats and complexities through untold stories from those closest to him.

Main protagonists and interviews:
Jan Janssen, Raymond Poulidor, Gianni Motta, Barry Hoban, Emile Daems, Brian Robinson, Vin Denson, Helen Hoban, Joanne Simpson, Henri Duez, Charly Wegelius, Dave Bonner, Billy Holmes, Keith Butler, Pete Ryalls and Professor Greg Whyte OBE.

AutorAndy McGrath
ISBN9781472949202
Páginas224
FormatoTapa dura
Fecha publicaciónJune 2017
EditorialBloomsbury Sport
LenguaInglés
Medidas28 x 24.5 cm

“Very well written and looks fabulous” –  Simon Mayo, BBC R2

“A fascinating and insightful read” –  Cycling Weekly

“As the marvellous collection of photographs shows, Simpson was so completely dedicated to his sport, he was head and shoulders above his domestic rivals” –  Bristol Post

“This book's principle focus is, as it should be, on his riding, the photography supplementing an extraordinary tale” –  The Pink Southampton

Andy McGrath is the managing editor of Rouleur Magazine, having previously worked at Cycling Weekly and Cycle Sport, he has also written on cycling for The Guardian and Financial Times. He is the co-author of Official Treasures of the Tour de France and has contributed chapters to several volumes of The Cycling Anthology.

AutorAndy McGrath
ISBN9781472949202
Páginas224
FormatoTapa dura
Fecha publicaciónJune 2017
EditorialBloomsbury Sport
LenguaInglés
Medidas28 x 24.5 cm

Tom Simpson is British cycling's greatest icon. Fifty years after he conquered the continental sporting scene, he still captivates people around the world. After his dramatic death on Mont Ventoux during the 1967 Tour de France, amphetamines and alcohol were found in his system, a fact which often dwarfs his pioneering achievements. From a humble upbringing in a Nottinghamshire mining town, Simpson became the first Briton to win the elite men's World Championships and to wear the Tour de France's yellow jersey. He also took victory at Milan Sanremo, the Tour of Flanders and the Tour of Lombardy, three of cycling's most prestigious races. A charismatic and impulsive character, Simpson lived life fast, with a penchant for spectacular racing, sports cars and fanciful dreams. This man of contradictions was both people's champion and pariah, gentleman and rogue. Guided by rare photography of Simpson, this book explores the Briton's feats and complexities through untold stories from those closest to him.

Main protagonists and interviews:
Jan Janssen, Raymond Poulidor, Gianni Motta, Barry Hoban, Emile Daems, Brian Robinson, Vin Denson, Helen Hoban, Joanne Simpson, Henri Duez, Charly Wegelius, Dave Bonner, Billy Holmes, Keith Butler, Pete Ryalls and Professor Greg Whyte OBE.

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Tom Simpson. Bird on the wire

Tom Simpson. Bird on the wire

LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017

Over 130 photographs, many never before seen

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“Very well written and looks fabulous” –  Simon Mayo, BBC R2

“A fascinating and insightful read” –  Cycling Weekly

“As the marvellous collection of photographs shows, Simpson was so completely dedicated to his sport, he was head and shoulders above his domestic rivals” –  Bristol Post

“This book's principle focus is, as it should be, on his riding, the photography supplementing an extraordinary tale” –  The Pink Southampton

Andy McGrath is the managing editor of Rouleur Magazine, having previously worked at Cycling Weekly and Cycle Sport, he has also written on cycling for The Guardian and Financial Times. He is the co-author of Official Treasures of the Tour de France and has contributed chapters to several volumes of The Cycling Anthology.

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