The Crooked Path to Victory: Drugs and Cheating in Professional Bicycle Racing

The Crooked Path to Victory: Drugs and Cheating in Professional Bicycle Racing

by Les Woodland
     
 

The Crooked Path to Victory exposes the dishonest ways to which bicycle racers and managers have resorted over the years in an lighthearted but thorough manner.Whether it's in pursuit of the Yellow Jersey of the Tour de France or the Rainbow Jersey of the World Champion, professional bicycle racing has not always been fair play all the way.From the early days on,

Overview

The Crooked Path to Victory exposes the dishonest ways to which bicycle racers and managers have resorted over the years in an lighthearted but thorough manner.Whether it's in pursuit of the Yellow Jersey of the Tour de France or the Rainbow Jersey of the World Champion, professional bicycle racing has not always been fair play all the way.From the early days on, the sport has attracted more than its share of cheats. In recent years, the use of doping, i.e. performance-enhancing drugs, has been getting increasing publicity, resulting in tightened controls—but also in more lies and denials.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781892495402
Publisher:
Cycle Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Series:
Cycling Resources series
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
879,852
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Les Woodland is a cycling writer and journalist who has followed the professional racing scene for 30 years. His previous books include The Unknown Tour de France, which was also published by Van der Plas Publications. He lives alternately in East Anglia, Ingland, and near Toulouse in France.

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