The Rider

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Dec 12, 2008 - Sports & Recreation - 160 pages
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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  - Andrew Hoffman - Goodreads

I guess what goes on in my head when I'm cycling is not so unusual after all. Too bad this book had to end. Absolutely loved it. Solid writing. Read full review

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User Review  - Aditya Shetty - Goodreads

To understand what this book is about, you are going to have to earn it. Only after experiencing the extremities of road racing can one begin to appreciate what is being said. But, for those who do ... 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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