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Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike [Format Kindle]

William Fotheringham
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"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)

Présentation de l'éditeur

What makes a man the greatest of all time?

Eddy Merckx is to cycling what Muhammad Ali is to boxing or Pelé 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.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 3045 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 338 pages
  • Editeur : Vintage Digital (22 mars 2012)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ISBN-10: 0224074482
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224074483
  • ASIN: B00778MI0S
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 PAS PEU DE LE DIRE 8 avril 2012
Il suffit de regarder entre la minute 41 et la minute 44 du film de Joel Santoni "La course en tête" la descente à tombeau ouvert sur la route ombrée d'arbres et mouillée d'un col, avec comme seuls contrepoints, trois coassements de corbeau, un tonnerre lointain et un discret couinement quand la rudesse du virage exige un coup de frein...
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Unquestionably the greatest cyclist 11 juillet 2012
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I would strongly recommend this book even for those only faintly interested in cycling. As a current recreational rider and former amateur racer this was both an informative and insightful read. I particularly enjoyed reading about his family and upbringing and the touchy relationship in Belgium between the Walloon's and Flemish. It was also informative to the read the politics in the early years around not him chasing Belgian teams but rather switching to Peugeot and then Faema and Molteni. However the book shines in descriptions of classic races and victories, particularly the clashes with Ocana and Fuente. Cycling is poorer for an era where there was much greater variability in performance and Merckx could lose 8 minutes in a stage when at his prime. In the current climate his two positive tests were a good read, a product of naivety rather than a systematic attempt to deceive it seems. The short description of family and an amazingly supportive wife will stick. Great book.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Definitive Character Study of the Greatest Cyclist Ever 15 avril 2012
Par Triguy83 - Publié sur
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This is an excellent book. It is very hard in the US to find books on Eddy Merckx yet we're drowned in Lance Armstrong profiles. This is a travesty that this book cures. Everything that you've ever wanted to know just as advertised "half man" about his life, upbringing and the little bits along with "half bike" where we get vivid descriptions of his triumphs as well. All of this and with the benefit of interviews with participants decades afterward fill-in the full picture of what happened during the Merckx era that has never been actively covered in the states. This is such a vivid book that whenever I read portions relating to a race....I could literally feel it in my legs! Enjoy the era of Le Cannibal!
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Felt Lacking 17 septembre 2013
Par Windsofnirvana - Publié sur
Eddy Merckx is the greatest cyclist of all time. Not a lot of debate on that point and the author is trying to find out why. The book was very readable and it kept me interested throughout. There are some excellent sections describing individual races. I was hoping to get more a look into the psyche of this great champion, but didn't feel like the author really penetrated too far into that aspect. The book was a bit too reverential and skirted over controversy. It would have been nice to see some more along those lines as well as to get more commentary from rival riders of that period. At times it felt like the author got bogged down describing the triumphs and lost track of his aim of understanding what drove Merckx to greatness. If you are a fan of cycling I would recommend as it gives a great primer on about a decade of cycling history.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A cracking read! 23 septembre 2013
Par Trudi Shearer - Publié sur
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William Fotheringham provides an excellent insight into the enigma; Eddy Merckz. I was sad to get to the last page!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Great read, what I expected 1 mars 2014
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I enjoyed reading this book. I had heard of Merckx like almost anyone that follows cycling even a little but I didn't know much more than him being praised as the greatest cyclist of all time. I wanted to know a bit more about him, his origins and his personality and his exploits during his racing career. This book covered all those elements well. I left with a good overview of his career and of his style as a cyclist. The writing was clear and concise. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in Merckx and his racing career.
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