Sex, Lies and Handlebar Tape: The Remarkable Life of Jacques Anquetil, the First Five-Times Winner of the Tour de France

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As well as dealing with Anquetil’s considerable achievements as a cyclist, this book also explores his complex, unconventional and shocking private life.

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Sex, Lies and Handlebar Tape: The Remarkable Life of Jacques Anquetil, the First Five-Times Winner of the Tour de France

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Overview

As well as dealing with Anquetil’s considerable achievements as a cyclist, this book also explores his complex, unconventional and shocking private life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845964610
  • Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/1/2011
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 960,942
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Howard is a sports journalist and the author of Riding High, shortlisted for the National Sporting Club's Best New Sports Writer prize.

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Table of Contents

Prologue 9

1 The 'Viking' of Quincampoix 19

2 Look, Dad, No Stabilisers 27

3 The Apprentice - Part I 39

4 The Apprentice - Part II 49

5 A Star is Born 61

6 Wounded Pride 73

7 Mission: Impossible 81

8 Chercher la Femme… 93

9 Femme Fatale? 107

10 Italian Job 123

11 The Beginning of an Era 137

12 Just Because I'm Paranoid Doesn't Mean They're Not Out to Get Me 149

13 An Insatiable Appetite 161

14 Fourteen Seconds 177

15 The Curious Incident of the Race in the Night-time 195

16 Anyone but Poulidor 211

17 Don't Take the P*** 231

18 Jacques of All Trades 247

19 The Cyclist, the Wife, Her Daughter and His Lover 263

20 The Cyclist, the Stepson, His Wife and Her Lover 277

21 Cycling's James Bond 287

Epilogue 301

Palmarès 307

Bibliography 315

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