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Born to Ride: The Autobiography of Stephen Roche (Paperback)
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Born to Ride: The Autobiography of Stephen Roche (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 02/05/2013
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In 1987 Stephen Roche touched greatness In June he won the Giro d'Italia, fighting a ferocious battle against not only his rivals but also against his teammates and an angry, partisan Italian crowd. In July Roche secured the yellow jersey in the Tour de France, blacking out shortly after crossing the line following a superhuman effort. In September, victory at the World Cycling Championships in Austria won Roche a near-unprecedented 'triple crown'. Born to Ride, Stephen Roche's first full autobiography, takes this extraordinary year as the starting point to explore the rest of his life. He doesn't hold back as he examines the many ups and downs of his time on and off the bike, scrutinising victories, defeats, rivals, serious injury, doping allegations and agonizing family breakdown. Beneath the charm and rare natural talent, Roche finally reveals himself as a smiling assassin - a master strategist who lives to attack.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780224091916
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Fascinating...a compelling read" * Cycling Shorts *
"One of the most riveting sporting biographies I've read for ages" * Herald *
"While most people focus on his famous year in 1987, it's often forgotten just how precocious a cyclist Roche was early on in his career...an entertaining read" -- John Whitney * Bike Radar *
"The intimacy and tone of a fireside chat - possibly lubricated with a generous nightcap" -- Daniel Friebe * Outdoor Fitness *
"Highly recommended" * Cycling World *

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“Not much of cyclng book”

Those expecting an insider's look at cycling in Roche's era will be disappointed by this plodding, childishly written, loosely structured and unsatisfying read. Roche was a talented rider who had one... More

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21st August 2013
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