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Domestique: The Real-life Ups and Downs of a Tour Pro [Formato Kindle]

Charly Wegelius
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"If justice is alive and well in the world, this will be the sports book of the year 2013... a book that is well nigh impossible to put back on the shelf at the end of each chapter." (The Washing Machine Post.net)

"Interesting and revealing... the most accurate description of what being a highly-regarded domestique in the modern peloton is really like'" (Cycling Weekly)

"One of the hardest working domestiques in the sport" (Cycling Weekly)

"Couldn't put it down…the best insight into the peloton since Paul Kimmage’s Rough Ride" (William Fotheringham)

"A must read. Absolutely outstanding" (Paul Kimmage)

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A remarkable true-life story from behind the scenes of professional cycling

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4.0 su 5 stelle nice one 23 agosto 2013
Di cizi
Formato:Formato Kindle|Acquisto verificato
I enjoyed reading this valuable book. Real experience of a good sportsman. Recommended to those who like cycling and know how difficult and tough sport is.
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14 di 15 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
4.0 su 5 stelle Serious study of domestique's life 30 luglio 2013
Di ktp - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina rigida|Acquisto verificato
Charly Wegelius can be very very funny when he writes, but this book gives a serious view of life as a professional cyclist. There is a lot of information about how racing is done at the professional level, which is kind of unnecessary when you know about cycling, but very informative for those less knowledgeable. The main thing is that the reader can see how very difficult life is in the professional ranks, both on and off the bike. For this man to have succeeded without any "enhancements" is beautiful. He may never have actually won a race, but he is a giant winner when you consider he rode in the era of doping but did so clean - a bigger winner than any of those cheaters who may have crossed the finish line first.
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4.0 su 5 stelle Waiting For This Book 26 luglio 2013
Di Amazon Customer - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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I think there is a kind of irony in the fact that the Brits are now so dominant in stage racing. They will have to abandon the outsider role that they have had for so many years in the world of pro cycling. It is this outsider status that makes Wegelius' story so compelling and his book a must read. He shows up at a French dominated team as a teenage outsider, and works his way to valued pro the hard way. He learned the hard way largely because the continentals did not take him seriously.The British on the other hand had no real clue how continental racing actually worked. Witness the incident at the World Championship when Wegelius agreed to work for a foreigner largely because his own British squad was a hopeless case for competing. He, of course, was a "criminal" for engaging in the kind of horse trading that is and has been integral to continental racing.
Besides these ironies Wegelius lends useful insights for the reader who wants to get the feel of a grand tour from the inside. His description of the Vuelta since it has been scheduled in the fall is constantly with me,when I make plans to watch this year's version: a virtual afterthought on the pro calendar-full of the injured, the test cases, the has- beens and the still-standing.His description of the place of the Giro in Italian life is worth the read in itself.
I ordered this book with hopes of insights on the real workhorse of the pelaton can provide and I was not disappointed.
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4.0 su 5 stelle Very enjoyable, but a quick read 5 ottobre 2013
Di Dsheldo - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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Great book! A little depressing at times, but goes a long way to show that the life of a professional athlete has as many trials and tribulations as anyone else. Especially if you're in the "second tier." I also found this very well written, which isn't always the case for sports books. A little short, though.
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4.0 su 5 stelle great insiders view of the peloton from a journeyman pro 10 marzo 2014
Di Col des Aravis - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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Most cycling fans have read the books (fictional and biographical) about Armstrong, Merx, Millar, Cavendish, Hamilton and Lemond, and they provide a view from the lofty heights of the sport. But what about the other 99% of the guys that give a race it's shape and substance? Charley Wegelius tells that story with insight and humanity. He tells it like it is and doesn't glamorize the game at all. He's honest about his own shortcomings and mistakes which one must imagine are common to many in the great army of cycling pros. He writes well and this tome is a nice complement to the books by the stars. A recommended read.
4 di 4 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle great cycling book 30 giugno 2013
Di Amazon Customer - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Formato Kindle|Acquisto verificato
Great book, about life of a pro cyclist, ups and downs, hard work, pain and joy... Great explanation about what happens behind closed door of pro cycling....

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