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15%OFFAlasdair Fotheringham - The End of the Road: The Festina Affair and the Tour That Almost Wrecked Cycling - 9781472913043 - V9781472913043
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The End of the Road: The Festina Affair and the Tour That Almost Wrecked Cycling

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Description for The End of the Road: The Festina Affair and the Tour That Almost Wrecked Cycling Paperback. Num Pages: 352 pages. BIC Classification: 1DDF; 3JJPR; WSB; WSQ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129. .
The Tour de France is always one of the sporting calendar's most spectacular and dramatic events. But the 1998 Tour provided drama like no other. As the opening stages in Ireland unfolded, the Festina team's soigneur Willy Voet was arrested on the French-Belgian border with a car-load of drugs. Raid after police raid followed, with arrest after arrest hammering the Tour. In protest, there were riders' strikes and go-slows, with several squads withdrawing en masse and one expelled. By the time the Tour reached Paris, just 96 of the 189 starters remained. And of those 189 starters, more than a ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2017
Condition
New
Number of Pages
352
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781472913043
SKU
V9781472913043
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About Alasdair Fotheringham
Alasdair Fotheringham is a freelance journalist, and was the cycling correspondent for the Independent and the Independent on Sunday from 2001 to 2016. He has covered 24 Tours de France and 20 Tours of Spain, the Olympics in 2008 and 2012 and numerous other major bike races. He is also a regular contributor to Cyclingnews and ProCycling. His previous ... Read more

Reviews for The End of the Road: The Festina Affair and the Tour That Almost Wrecked Cycling
This book provides a fascinating insight into how low a professional team will go to achieve their goal
www.cambridge-news.co.uk
[A] thoroughly researched book
www.cambridge-news.co.uk
So much more than an account of a single Tour: one of the most thorough explanations of the drug taking culture in cycling
Road.cc

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