Put Me Back on My Bike

Put Me Back on My Bike: In Search of Tom Simpson

Non-Fiction, Sport, Cycling Biographies & Memoir, Cycling
Paperback Published on: 07/06/2007
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Synopsis

Tom Simpson was an Olympic medallist, world champion and the first Briton to wear the fabled yellow jersey of the Tour de France. He died a tragic early death on the barren moonscape of the Mont Ventoux during the 1967 Tour.

A man of contradictions, Simpson was one of the first cyclists to admit to using banned drugs, and was accused of fixing races, yet the dapper 'Major Tom' inspired awe and affection for the obsessive will to win which was ultimately to cost him his life.

Put Me Back on My Bike revisits the places and people associated with Simpson to produce the definitive story of Britain's greatest ever cyclist.

This revised edition of William Fotheringham's classic biography, commemorating the fortieth anniversary of Simpson's death, features a new foreword and postscript further exploring the truth behind the legend.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780224080187
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 202g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm

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Put Me Back on My Bike
Put me back onmy back
An excellent account that has been very well researched with lots of detail on the character of Tom Simpson
David Deakins