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    Tomorrow, We Ride (Paperback) By (author) Jean Bobet, Translated by Adam Berry

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    Description"Tomorrow we ride. that's what my brother Louison and I used to say as we arranged to meet: every day while we were racing cyclists, and then just on Sundays when we weren't competing any more. We kept on riding until the end of his life, because even then - especially then, perhaps - we always understood each other best on bikes. We had always needed a bike beneath us. In the words of the song, we took the high road and the low road: in cycling, the glory days always have less glorious ones on their tail. Thanks to Louison, I had the good fortune to ride with him through the golden years, the 50s: the years of post-war reconstruction, of Coppi and Bartali, of Kubler and Koblet, of Gaul and Van Steenbergen, Anquetil and Darrigade. These are names that speak of the aristocracy of cycling, and the fierceness of the competition. Every day, Louison and I took pleasure in cycling together, whether on our intimate journeys through Brittany or the Alps, or in the frenzy of the Tour de France or Giro d'Italia." Jean Bobet. Jean Bobet's book is not so much a biography of his superstar brother Louison, nor his own autobiography, but rather an account of the intermingling of their two lives. And what lives - Louison, triple Tour de France winner and World Champion and Jean (no mean rider himself) who gave up an academic career to ride in the service of his brother in pursuit of sporting glory. Set in the period after the war, this story brings alive the romance of the great races and the star riders of the day whose exploits lifted the public spirit after years of conflict and economic hardship.


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    Title
    Tomorrow, We Ride
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jean Bobet, Translated by Adam Berry
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 179
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781874739517
    ISBN 10: 187473951X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SPO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.4
    BIC subject category V2: WSQ
    BISAC V2.8: SPO000000
    DC22: 796.6
    Thema V1.0: SC
    Illustrations note
    16 b&w images
    Publisher
    Mousehold Press
    Imprint name
    Mousehold Press
    Publication date
    03 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Norwich
    Review quote
    "A moving account of how two lowly Breton 'ploucs' upheld French honour during an era of great champions, epic Alpine battles, and the hard realities of postwar Europe." Luke Edwardes-Evans, Cycle Sport; "His story is of courage and disappointment, of highs and of lows and of two young Breton brothers who set out together on a road to cycling glory. It's a wonderful read that's just as inspiring as all those superb old Tour mags from years ago." Roger St Pierre, Cycling Plus