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    DescriptionIn 1987, the Tour was won by Irishman Stephen Roche. It was the first time the champion had hailed from outside the Continent or the States and the first time in 20 years a British team - ANC Halfords - had competed in the world's toughest and craziest race. Jeff Connor not only stayed with the British team but also found himself an unofficial team member. In this long-awaited new edition of "Wide-Eyed and Legless", now widely regarded as a classic, Connor describes what it takes to compete, survive and win during those 26 days of gruelling effort. Alongside the heroism and athleticism, he reveals the extraordinary amounts of chicanery, from pulling riders along to illicit drug use. Time has not dimmed the impact of this eye-opening and entertaining close-up look at the supreme endurance event, and "Wide-Eyed and Legless" is destined to be acclaimed by a new generation of cycling enthusiasts.


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    Title
    Wide-Eyed and Legless
    Subtitle
    Inside the Tour De France
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeff Connor
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781845961718
    ISBN 10: 1845961714
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DDF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T General Subject: 760
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.4
    LC classification: GV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WSQ
    Abridged Dewey: 790
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    BISAC V2.8: SPO019000, HIS013000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET050
    Ingram Theme: CULT/FRANCE
    DC22: 796.620944
    BISAC V2.8: SPO011000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1DDF
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BIC subject category V2: WSQC
    Thema V1.0: SMQ, NHD, SZD, SCX
    Illustrations note
    1 x 8pp colour
    Publisher
    Mainstream Publishing
    Imprint name
    Mainstream Publishing
    Publication date
    06 June 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    Jeff Connor's other books include the definitive story of the Busby Babes, The Lost Babes, and Up and Down Under, an account of the 2001 British Lions tour.
    Review quote
    "One of the most vivid and entertaining books ever written about the Tour de France" -- Richard Moore, from the Foreword "A true classic of cycling literature" Cycling Weekly "The British squad were out of their depth but Connor's documentary does not poke fun or seek to humiliate. Instead, it makes you feel like you're there with them, suffering and biting your lip" Cycle Sport "A fabulously observed diary of July 1987, when the dream of British cycling joining the European mainstream crashed catastrophically ... side-splittingly funny" -- Cycling Books.com