Wide-Eyed and Legless: Inside the Tour de France (Google eBook)

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Random House, Apr 7, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 192 pages
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A fast-paced, fly-on-the-wall story of courage, endurance, bungling, rows and cheating in sport's greatest marathon

In 1987, the Tour de France was won by Irishman Stephen Roche. It was the first time the champion had hailed from outside the Continent or the States and the first time in 20 years a British team - ANC Halfords - had competed in the world's toughest and craziest race. Jeff Connor not only stayed with the British team but also found himself an unofficial team member.

In this long-awaited new edition of Wide-Eyed and Legless, now widely regarded as a classic, Connor describes what it takes to compete, survive and win during those 26 days of gruelling effort. Alongside the heroism and athleticism, he reveals the extraordinary amounts of chicanery, from pulling riders along to illicit drug use.

Time has not dimmed the impact of this eye-opening and entertaining close-up look at the supreme endurance event, and Wide-Eyed and Legless is destined to be acclaimed by a new generation of cycling enthusiasts.

Jeff Connor's other books include the definitive story of the Busby Babes, The Lost Babes, and Up and Down Under, an account of the 2001 British Lions tour.

  

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Review: Wide-Eyed and Legless: Inside the Tour de France

User Review  - Goody2shoes - Goodreads

A good read, & very funny in places. Jeff, as a novice rider, did you 'really' cycle that tour stage on one of the teams race bikes? Read full review

Review: Wide-Eyed and Legless: Inside the Tour de France

User Review  - David - Goodreads

Excellent account of ANC Halfords ill fated 1987 Tour de France. Not quite 'the No.1 cycling book of all time' as the cover would suggest. Read full review

Contents

The Open Road
Foul Play
TourdeFarce Chapter 6 TheBigBoss Rovers Chapter 7 TheIrish Chapter 8 AndSome You Lose Chapter 9 Golden Boy Chapter 10 FarFarthe Mountain...
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Jeff Connor's other books include the definitive story of the Busby Babes, The Lost Babes, and Up and Down Under, an account of the 2001 British Lions tour.

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