Draft Animals

Draft Animals

Living the Pro Cycling Dream (once in A While)

Book - 2017
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Like countless other kids, Phil Gaimon grew up dreaming of being a professional athlete. But unlike countless other kids, he actually pulled it off. After years of amateur races, hard training, living out of a suitcase, and never taking "no" for an answer, he finally achieved his goal and signed a contract to race professionally on one of the best teams in the world. Now, Gaimon pulls back the curtain on the WorldTour, cyclings highest level. He takes readers along for his seasons in Europe, covering everything from rabid, water-bottle-stealing Belgian fans, to contract renewals, to riding in poisonous smog, to making friends in a sport plagued by doping.
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]
Characteristics: xxv, 320 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9780143131243 (paperback)
0143131249 (paperback)
Call Number: 796.6209 GAIMON

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2016triplet
Jul 03, 2018

The Tour starts this weekend. This irreverant look at what it takes to even be considered for the European pro tour should be must reading. It's also laugh-out-loud funny. Why there is only one copy is beyond criminal. So fight over it - I've got a few pages left before I throw it back (if you know what a "sticky" bottle is, you're the target audience). P.S.: will Froome's appeal sink or swim today - our author would know).

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