Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike (Paperback)
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Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 28/03/2013
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THE SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLER

What makes a man the greatest of all time? Eddy Merckx is to cycling what Muhammad Ali is to boxing or Pele to football: quite simply, the best there has ever been.

Merckx was a machine. It wasn't just the number of victories (445); it was his remorseless domination that created the legend. He 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. Britain's leading cycling writer, William Fotheringham, goes back to speak to those who were there at the time and those who knew Merckx best to find out what made Eddy Merckx so invincible.

'The full unvarnished of one man's heaven, and hell, on wheels' Independent

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780224074513
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 247 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Merckx - a natural champion who regularly rode himself and others into agony and glory - is a fine choice for a writer of Fotheringham's skill and cycling knowledge... A fascinating, often bleak portrait of remarkable athlete and an unnerving man. -- Brian Schofield * Sunday Times *
A fine portrait of obsession * Financial Times *
Remarkable and impressive ... everything you want to know about Merckx and more. -- Richard Abraham * Cycling Weekly *
The Cantona or Muhammad Ali of cycling, this Belgian's story is amazing - and it's told by one of the greatest cycling reporters around... Top Notch * Loaded *
The full unvarnished of one man's heaven, and hell, on wheels. * i, Independent *

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