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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 Jeremy Whittle
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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 expos ' 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.

Accolades

Shortlisted for William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2008.

Author Biography

Jeremy Whittle has been covering professional cycling since 1993. A former editor of procycling magazine and the Official Guide to the Tour de France, he is cycling correspondent to The Times and the Sunday Herald. He has appeared on BBC Radio 4, Radio 5, NPR and CNN and is the author of Yellow Fever (1998) and Le Tour (2003).
Release date NZ
June 26th, 2008
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
16pp b/w plates
Imprint
Yellow Jersey Press
Pages
240
Dimensions
134x216x17
ISBN-13
9780224080224
Product ID
1660913

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