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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:00 pm 
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There are plenty out there so what are some of your favourites?

Mine are:

The Secret Race - Tayler Hamilton - pretty damning but gripping as - worth multiple reads
The Death Of Marco Pantani - quite in depth and detailed
Breaking the Chain - Willy Voet - another damning expose
French Revolutions - Tim Moore - I love his writing style


I haven't found an Indurain book yet in English though

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:30 pm 
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Indurain has regained his record for most consecutive TdF victories ... or did he ever really lose it?


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The Rider - Tim Krabbé
Man, Play, and Games - Roger Caillois

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:12 pm 
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De Renner - Tim Krabbé

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:27 am 
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Slaying the Badger, Richard Moore.
A Dog In A Hat, Joe Parkin.
Rough Ride, Paul Kimmage.
We Were Young and Carefree, Laurent Fignon.
In Search of Robert Millar, Richard Moore.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:04 am 
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A Dog In A Hat: Joe Parkin
We Were Young And Carefree: Laurent Fignon
Wide-Eyed & Legless: Jeff Connor
In Search Of Robert Millar: Richard Moore

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Bike Snob: Systematically & Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling
By Eben Weiss
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0811869989

Fun read. Especially if you already enjoy Bike Snob NYC.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:37 am 
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eric wrote:
Slaying the Badger, Richard Moore.
A Dog In A Hat, Joe Parkin.
Rough Ride, Paul Kimmage.
We Were Young and Carefree, Laurent Fignon.
In Search of Robert Millar, Richard Moore.


I've read Rough Ride but to be honest I didn't think much of it, but I understand the significance of it within cycling today.

i want to read all of the others on your list though

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:53 am 
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At this moment Fausto Coppi by Frederik Backelandt and Wilfried de Jong


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Road Racing Training and Technique by Bernard Hinault - possibly the best book of its type ever written

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Le Metier by Michael Barry - i like how the season of a professional cyclist is portrayed through good writing.

Boy Racer - Explains the thought behind many of Cavendish' decisions and like Cavendish himself it is very honest and direct.

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Bought this one a while ago and love it:

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:30 pm 
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^^^ Looks interesting.

Has anyone read Bob Rolls books? His first one is only available 2nd hand and is really expensive.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:25 pm 
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Racing Through the Dark - David Millar
Boy Racer - Mark Cavendish


I just finished The Secret Race and while I appreciate the detail, overall I can't say I really care for the book. The book was more about Lance than about Tyler and it was difficult to detect much remorse - it seemed more about vindication. Compare to Millar's book which was truly a pleasure to read...


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:09 am 
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I've got the first Bobke book by Bob Roll. It's pretty entertaining, especially if you like him, but I don't think I'd pay big money for it. I didn't know it was out of print and worth something, it's been living in my bathroom book bin.


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