Title:Bad Blood : The Secret Life of the Tour de France
Price:AUD$11.95 (about USD$9.10)
Publisher:Yellow Jersey Press, London, United Kingdom, 2009
Yellow Jersey Press, 2009, Soft cover, Book Condition: As New, 1st
5th or later Printing. 234 pages. An excellent copy and is in AS NEW condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages are missing from the book. The spine of the book is in great condition and the cover is unmarked. It has no signs of previous use. Items are in stock and will be shipped same day or next business day directly from our Australian address. SYNOPSIS: For Jeremy Whittle, there isn't much in life as spectacular as the Tour de France: sweat-streaked, taut and burnished athletes toiling across vast and ancient European landscapes, hundreds of thousands of fans lining the route. And then there are the riders: men of almost superhuman capabilities, men who have become his friends, men whose stories he has written day in day out for the past decade. But even the biggest fan can one day wake up to find that he has lost his faith. Bad Blood is the story of Jeremy Whittle's journey from unquestioning fan to Tour de France insider and confirmed sceptic. It's about broken friendships and a sport divided; about having to choose sides in the war against doping; about how galloping greed and corporate opportunism have led the Tour de France to the brink of destruction. Part personal memoir, part devastating exposé of a sport torn apart by drugs and scandal, Bad Blood is a love letter to one man's past, and a warning to cycling's future. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Cycling; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780224080231. Pictures of th item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0002791.