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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Bottom-line, Krabbe is just a good writer. - Goodreads
Follow the writer on his quest on the bike. - Goodreads
A must read for cycling and sports-writing enthusiasts. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Charlotte - Goodreads

Cocky narrator, but excellent storytelling that draws you in and exhausts you. Had to have my cyclist father nearby to explain jargon. Read full review

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User Review  - David Thompson - Goodreads

One of the best stories about cycle racing 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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