Antoine Vayer

Not sure if this is the right place but as he was linked to Festina I thought I'd try here. I'm pretty sure I have read a book (in English) by / about Vayer that covers his life - as a school teacher and later with Festina.

I cannot find it in my bookshelf or online. Have I dreamt this? Anyone know if this exists or what its called?

Apologies if this is the wrong forum.

Thanks
 
There's no Vayer biography that's for sure. Why would there be?

On the other hand there was a book he self published called "Je Suis Le Cycliste Masque" which claimed to be the opinions of a peloton insider, but was most likely just Vayer's opinions.

Some media like to flock around Vayer because he tells them what they want to hear. He's not a credible sports scientist, real sports scientists have described him as a fraud and clown.. He defines himself by his time as a coach at Festina. Either he knew all about the doping or he was a gulliable front, a stooge.

The only talent he has is for self publicity. And journalists who were burnt by Armstrong lap it up.
 
There's no Vayer biography that's for sure. Why would there be?

On the other hand there was a book he self published called "Je Suis Le Cycliste Masque" which claimed to be the opinions of a peloton insider, but was most likely just Vayer's opinions.

Some media like to flock around Vayer because he tells them what they want to hear. He's not a credible sports scientist, real sports scientists have described him as a fraud and clown.. He defines himself by his time as a coach at Festina. Either he knew all about the doping or he was a gulliable front, a stooge.

The only talent he has is for self publicity. And journalists who were burnt by Armstrong lap it up.
Oh yeah, I'm not claiming he's a guru or anything, I'm just convinced I have read about him / his story somewhere and I cant find it and its annoying me!
 
Possibly you're mixing up the Bassons book with other things you know? Short of the Voet one it's the only English-language book that covers that subject (excluding the Abt/Whittle/Fotheringham books that look at the 98 Tour).

Agree with Parker on him being a bit of a PR manipulator. Try getting him to actually answer a question...
 
You must have a very selective reading of his tweets.
Oh? Well, maybe. I don't know. I never read all his tweets and have stopped reading them since last year. Can you show us some tweets where he points fingers to French riders of this generation currently in the peloton? Like he does on a regular basis with other riders? Or is it only French riders that ride for French teams that are clean? Or am i talking about the wrong twitter account? I see there are multiple "Antoine Vayer" accounts on Twitter, tweeting about cycling, so that's actually very possible, i guess.

Edit: nope, Festinaboy... that's the one i was talking about.
Edit2: apparently i'm not the only one thinking so:

#pinotetgaudusontlesdeuxseulsmecscleansdanslepeloton

View: https://twitter.com/SaDefourny/status/1159233893654028288

View: https://twitter.com/EganBernaal/status/1182318658925858818
 
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Vayer has been pretty quiet recently, for some time actually; I check his Chronoswatts messages from time to time. There he hands the reins over to Portoleau and his calculations, physics is blind to nationality. I guess his criticisms towards French racers (and trainers, managers) maybe more subdued than towards other nationalities, but I perceive them as just as real.
In any case, since 1998 he has made an impact and it has become very difficult to ridicule calculations (as was so common before) based on physics and facts. Others, like Ammatti Pyöraïly and Mihail Cazacu are on the same wavelength.
 

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