Half Man, Half Bike

Half Man, Half Bike

The Life of Eddy Merckx, Cycling's Greatest Champion

Book - 2013
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Eddy Merckx is to cycling what Muhammad Ali is to boxing or Pele to soccer: simply the best there has ever been. Merckx amassed an astonishing 445 victories. Lance Armstrong, by comparison, managed fewer than 100. Merckx didn't just beat his opponents; he crushed them.

            But his triumphs only tell half a story that includes horrific injury, a doping controversy, and tragedy. He was nicknamed "the Cannibal" for his insatiable appetite for victory, but the moniker did scant justice to a man who was handsome, sensitive, and surprisingly anxious.

            A number-one bestseller in the United Kingdom, Half Man, Half Bike is the definitive story of a man whose fear of failure drove him to the highest pinnacles before ultimately destroying him.

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review, c2013.
ISBN: 9781613747261
1613747268
Branch Call Number: 796.62 FOT
Characteristics: 308 p., 16 p. plates : ill. ; 22 cm.

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ChristchurchLib Aug 20, 2013

August 2013 Biography and Memoir newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=667868

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