Graeme Fife


Inside the Peloton: Riding, Winning, and Losing the Tour de France


Mainstream, 2002



What makes a winner in professional cycling? What brings those falling just shy of the podium back to the race? This book is both a comprehensive description and expert analysis of the physical and mental strengths, the cerebral intelligence and racing nous, the tactical cunning and moral wherewithal necessary to turn a cyclist into a champion. Enriched with interviews with professional riders themselves (and their often-overlooked accomplices, the mechanics and support crews), Inside the Peloton gives its reader unparalleled access to the intellectual and emotional landscape of modern racing.

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