The Rider

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Dec 12, 2008 - Sports & Recreation - 160 pages
16 Reviews
Originally published in Holland in 1978, The Rider became an instant cult classic, selling over 100,000 copies. Brilliantly conceived and written at a break-neck pace, it is a loving, imaginative, and, above all, passionate tribute to the art of bicycle road racing.
Not a dry history of the sport, The Rider is beloved as a bicycle odyssey, a literary masterpiece that describes in painstaking detail one 150-kilometer race in a mere 150 pages. The Rider is the ultimate book for bike lovers as well as the arm-chair sports enthusiast.

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User Review  - Bruce Crawford - Goodreads

I totally LOVED "The Rider" by Tim Krabbe. Great great great!!! Conveys the different aspects of cycling incredibly well. Amazing how Krabbe captures the feelings, emotions, strategy and nuances of a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jamie Brady - Goodreads

A first hand account of a single amateur bike race, told in amazingly succinct and accurate detail. A highly entertaining and funny narration from the rider himself, with musings that are umistakingly ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Tim Krabbé is one of Holland's leading writers, and his novels are published all over the world. His many books include The Vanishing, which was made into a successful film, and The Cave. He lives in Amsterdam.

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