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Bad Blood : The Secret Life of the Tour de France by  Jeremy Whittle - Paperback - 1st Edition - 2009 - from Great Southern Books (SKU: 0002791)

Bad Blood : The Secret Life of the Tour de France

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Bad Blood : The Secret Life of the Tour de France

by Whittle, Jeremy

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ISBN 13
9780224080231
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Yellow Jersey Press, London, United Kingdom, 2009. 1st Edition. Soft cover. As New. 5th or later Printing. 234 pages. An excellent copy and is in AS NEW condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages are missing from the book. The spine of the book is in great condition and the cover is unmarked. It has no signs of previous use. Items are in stock and will be shipped same day or next business day directly from our Australian address. SYNOPSIS: For Jeremy Whittle, there isn't much in life as spectacular as the Tour de France: sweat-streaked, taut and burnished athletes toiling across vast and ancient European landscapes, hundreds of thousands of fans lining the route. And then there are the riders: men of almost superhuman capabilities, men who have become his friends, men whose stories he has written day in day out for the past decade. But even the biggest fan can one day wake up to find that he has lost his faith. Bad Blood is the story of Jeremy Whittle's journey from unquestioning fan to Tour de France insider and confirmed sceptic. It's about broken friendships and a sport divided; about having to choose sides in the war against doping; about how galloping greed and corporate opportunism have led the Tour de France to the brink of destruction. Part personal memoir, part devastating exposé of a sport torn apart by drugs and scandal, Bad Blood is a love letter to one man's past, and a warning to cycling's future. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Cycling; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780224080231. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0002791. . 9780224080231

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Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2008: Jeremy Whittle used to love cycling. Now he's not so sure. This is his insider's story of ten years following the Tour de France, and of how a sport has been corrupted by commercialism, scandal and drugs.For Jeremy Whittle, there isn't much in life as spectacular as the Tour de France: sweat-streaked, taut and burnished athletes toiling across vast and ancient European landscapes, hundreds of thousands of fans lining the route. The twisting Mediterranean roads, the jerseys, the peloton in full flight - these have become as familiar to him as the lines around his eyes. And then there are the riders: men of almost superhuman capabilities, men who have become his friends, men whose stories he has written day in day out for the past decade. But even the biggest fan can one day wake up to find that he has lost his faith.We all want to believe in our heroes. That's why Jeremy got into cycling. But what happens when you can't? When you've seen too many positive dope tests, when you've been lied to too many times, when your sport is destroying itself from within?Bad Blood is the story of Jeremy Whittle's journey from unquestioning fan to Tour de France insider and confirmed sceptic. It's about broken friendships and a sport divided; about having to choose sides in the war against doping; about how galloping greed and corporate opportunism have led the Tour de France to the brink of destruction. Part personal memoir, part devastating expose of a sport torn apart by drugs and scandal, Bad Blood is a love letter to one man's past, and a warning to cycling's future.

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Bookseller’s Inventory #
0002791
Title
Bad Blood : The Secret Life of the Tour de France
Author
Whittle, Jeremy
Format/binding
Soft cover
Book condition
new As New
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0224080237
ISBN 13
9780224080231
Publisher
Yellow Jersey Press
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
Date Published
2009
Keywords
BZDB137 NOISBN cycling, tour de france, drugs, cheating, cheats, doping, lance armstrong, Cycling; Bad Blood The Secret Life of the Tour de France Whittle Jeremy

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