What a Ride: An Aussie Pursuit of the Tour de France

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Rupert Guinness has been covering the Tour de France for over 20 years and in that time has watched Australian riders evolve into the collective force they are today. From the pioneering Phil Anderson, who, in the 1980s, set the mark by becoming the first Australian to claim the yellow jersey, to Cadel Evans, Guinness analyses the riders' fortunes and misfortunes through his knowledge of and relationship with these extraordinary athletes. There are humorous and sadly tragic moments, heroes, and villains, and ...

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Overview

Rupert Guinness has been covering the Tour de France for over 20 years and in that time has watched Australian riders evolve into the collective force they are today. From the pioneering Phil Anderson, who, in the 1980s, set the mark by becoming the first Australian to claim the yellow jersey, to Cadel Evans, Guinness analyses the riders' fortunes and misfortunes through his knowledge of and relationship with these extraordinary athletes. There are humorous and sadly tragic moments, heroes, and villains, and testing times when everything seems to go wrong. But there are also days of perfect riding, extraordinary scenery, and uplifting successes.

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"Since my first Tour de France . . . Rupert Guinness has been there for every stage, every up and every down . . . What a Ride is a real insider's journey of the Tour de France."  —Stuart O'Grady

"This book is a cracking read."  —Inside Sport

"It is difficult to imagine a book about the race that's more infectious than Guiness's heartfelt effort."  —Courier Mail

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781742376080
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Rupert Guinness is a senior sports writer for the Sydney Morning Herald, covering rugby union and rowing as well as cycling.This is his ninth book.

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