In Indurain, Alasdair Fotheringham gets to the heart of this enigmatic character, reliving his historic accomplishments in vibrant colour, and exploring how this shaped the direction taken by generations of Spanish racers - raising Spanish sport to a whole new level.
Miguel Indurain is Spain’s greatest cyclist of all time and one of the best Tour racers in history. He is the only bike rider to have won five successive Tours de France, as well as holding the title for the youngest ever race leader in the Tour of Spain. This is his story.
As the all-conquering hero of the 90s, Indurain steadfastly refused to be overwhelmed by fame; remaining humble, shy and true to his country roots. Along with his inhuman calmness, iron will-power and superb bike handling skills, he was often described as a machine. Yet 1996 saw Indurain, the Tour’s greatest ever champion, spectacularly plummet, bringing his career and supremacy to an abrupt end.
- Alasdair Fotheringham
- Ebury Press
- Fecha publicación
- May 2017
Alasdair Fotheringham. Periodista free lance que reside en España. Escribe regularmente sobre ciclismo para The Independent.co.uk, The Express, ProCycling y Cyclingnews. Su primer libro fue una extraordinaria biografía sobre Federico Martín Bahamontes. Ha escrito también un libro sobre Luis Ocaña, considerado el gran rival de Eddy Merck.