Greg LeMond

Greg LeMond : Yellow Jersey Racer

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'It never gets easier, you just go faster.' Greg LeMond

Being a three-time Tour de France winner is only half of the Greg LeMond story. Equally at home on the cobbles of the spring classics as he was on the mountains of the grand tours LeMond rode a full racing season from spring to autumn. His never-say-die spirit also bagged him two World Championship golds and a hatful of podiums at the world's toughest bike races.

LeMond was a talented all-rounder, with a reputation as one of the canniest and taciturn racers of his generation. He was admired by his peers and respected by many of his rivals. But things could have been very different, when in 1987 his story took a tragic turn: While out hunting, he was accidentally shot. He lost so much blood that his life hung in the balance, but his recovery was as miraculous as what happened next, when he came back to the world of bicycle racing.

In LeMond: Yellow Jersey Racer, which presents LeMond's career year by year, big wins are documented with unique and exclusive photography depicting the racing times of this exceptional bike rider. Many of the protagonists in LeMond's world - rivals, team mates and friends - have been interviewed. They speak candidly about his career, how their lives crossed and his legacy in the sport of cycling.

Foreword by Greg LeMond.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 250 x 300 x 29mm | 2,033g
  • Bloomsbury Sport
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1472943554
  • 9781472943552
  • 301,072

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A book that's been a long time in the coming, Yellow Jersey Racer is worth the wait. Andrews offers an excellent broad-brush portrait of a rider and his era, of America's first Tour champion - and, today, its only Tour champion - and the years in which cycling came of age and served up some of the strongest images and stories in its history. -- Feargal McKay * Podium Cafe * The wait for someone to write this book was obscene, but now that it's here, dare I say, it's the only book on LeMond we will need. * Red Kite Prayer * One of the joys of Guy Andrews's look at the racing career of the first American to win the Tour de France is that as well as telling Greg LeMond's story Andrews - through the chorus of voices he co-opted to tell the tale -paints a vivid picture of cycling in the 1980s. Add to that the photos - many rarely seen, few (if any) seen so often they've been reduced to visual cliches -and the story they tell of a man for all seasons and a rider often seen going on the attack - and you have a book all should want to own a copy of * Podium Cafe * The book is stunning. It is a large, beautifully bound book, it's colourful and informative. The definitive book spanning the entire career of Greg LeMond. * The Outspoken Cyclist * This is a celebration of all things LeMond, charting all the ups-and-downs of his career, year-by-year, with exclusive interviews and iconic photography. * VeloVoices * A lavishly produced look back at the career of a deservedly popular and successful cyclist * road.cc *
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About Guy Andrews

Guy Andrews is the founder of Rouleur magazine, and author of Bike Mechanic, Coppi and many other titles for Bloomsbury.
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