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12 Jun 2013 16:59

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12 Jun 2013 17:50

Just finished Road to Valour (the Bartoli book). Good easy read that I, even as a person who doesn't keep to a book for too long, couldn't put down.

I felt that with the exception of the 1948 Tour it doesn't go into too much depth on his cycling career, but instead goes into more detail on his early life, World War II and then the 1948 Tour in light of Italy's political climate at the time.
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13 Jun 2013 08:15

El Oso wrote:Just finished Road to Valour (the Bartoli book). Good easy read that I, even as a person who doesn't keep to a book for too long, couldn't put down.

I felt that with the exception of the 1948 Tour it doesn't go into too much depth on his cycling career, but instead goes into more detail on his early life, World War II and then the 1948 Tour in light of Italy's political climate at the time.


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16 Jul 2013 12:53

What's the general view of route guides - eg this - do you buy them? If so, what are you looking for in them? Is it mostly the mountain guide books or do you also do general ones? Have reviewed three in recent months and curious to know what people are looking for (me, give me a map and I'll work things out for myself). TIA.
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12 Nov 2013 18:54

If you read only one cycling book in 2013, make sure it's Tim Lewis's Land of Second Chances. You won't regret it, I promise http://www.podiumcafe.com/book-corner/2013/10/29/5042222/interview-tim-lewis
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17 Dec 2015 16:40

If you read only one cycling book in 2015...what was it?
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18 Dec 2015 10:24

fmk_RoI wrote:If you read only one cycling book in 2015...what was it?


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18 Dec 2015 13:57

King Boonen wrote:The greatest cyclist ever.


You should check out the other Hinault book, the Bloomsbury one...
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18 Dec 2015 14:16

fmk_RoI wrote:
King Boonen wrote:The greatest cyclist ever.


You should check out the other Hinault book, the Bloomsbury one...


I thought that was just photography? Worth the money?
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18 Dec 2015 14:47

King Boonen wrote:I thought that was just photography? Worth the money?


Worth it if you see it discounted. Personally I enjoyed it - the mix of writing and pictures - far more than I enjoyed the Fotheringham (which somehow felt a bit flat to me, by the numbers, not really adding anything to the story).
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18 Dec 2015 14:50

There is another one by Fotheringham I'm planning to get after Christmas, will keep a look for the Bloomsbury one, thanks!

Edit: The other book:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Badger-Bernard-Hinault-Legacy-Cycling/dp/1613734182/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1450453148&sr=8-4&keywords=Bernard+Hinault
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18 Dec 2015 16:47

El Oso wrote:
Has anyone read The Death Of Marco Pantani, by Matt Rendell or an English translation of We Were Young And Carefree: The Autobiography Of Laurent Fignon? Looking for some summer reading myself.



Do they have English versions of the Pantani/Fignon books?
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18 Dec 2015 16:49

King Boonen wrote:
fmk_RoI wrote:If you read only one cycling book in 2015...what was it?


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Is there an English version?
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18 Dec 2015 16:50

King Boonen wrote:There is another one by Fotheringham I'm planning to get after Christmas, will keep a look for the Bloomsbury one, thanks!

Edit: The other book:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Badger-Bernard-Hinault-Legacy-Cycling/dp/1613734182/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1450453148&sr=8-4&keywords=Bernard+Hinault


Thanks for the info....might have to find it
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18 Dec 2015 17:41

86TDFWinner wrote:Do they have English versions of the Pantani/Fignon books?


Yes. To both.

Pantani was published in English. Fignon was translated as We Were Young And Carefree.
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18 Dec 2015 17:44

King Boonen wrote:There is another one by Fotheringham I'm planning to get after Christmas, will keep a look for the Bloomsbury one, thanks!

Edit: The other book:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Badger-Bernard-Hinault-Legacy-Cycling/dp/1613734182/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1450453148&sr=8-4&keywords=Bernard+Hinault


That's the US release. Same book, probably different spellings, only the title has been changed.
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20 Dec 2015 08:05

If there is one book that should be on every serious cyclist's bookshelf... this is certainly it.

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23 Dec 2015 19:08

King Boonen wrote:
fmk_RoI wrote:If you read only one cycling book in 2015...what was it?


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Lucky for me, 2 local libraries have copies of this book. One also had the Fignon book on order and the Other Badger book is en route to another library.
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24 Dec 2015 13:36

86TDFWinner wrote:
King Boonen wrote:There is another one by Fotheringham I'm planning to get after Christmas, will keep a look for the Bloomsbury one, thanks!

Edit: The other book:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Badger-Bernard-Hinault-Legacy-Cycling/dp/1613734182/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1450453148&sr=8-4&keywords=Bernard+Hinault


Thanks for the info....might have to find it


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fmk_RoI wrote:
King Boonen wrote:There is another one by Fotheringham I'm planning to get after Christmas, will keep a look for the Bloomsbury one, thanks!

Edit: The other book:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Badger-Bernard-Hinault-Legacy-Cycling/dp/1613734182/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1450453148&sr=8-4&keywords=Bernard+Hinault


That's the US release. Same book, probably different spellings, only the title has been changed.
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24 Dec 2015 13:37

86TDFWinner wrote:
King Boonen wrote:
fmk_RoI wrote:If you read only one cycling book in 2015...what was it?


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Lucky for me, 2 local libraries have copies of this book. One also had the Fignon book on order and the Other Badger book is en route to another library.


I really enjoyed it, but then I'm a massive Hinault fan!
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