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The Man and His Bike
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An award-winning collection of cycling tales that get to the poetic core of the sport like no other book.

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Wilfried de Jong is a well-known and highly regarded broadcaster, journalist and writer in his native Holland. A familiar face on Dutch TV, he has made a number of award-winning sports documentaries. In 2012 he won the Nico Scheepmaker Award for the best sports book of the year for Head in the Wind, which went on to be a bestseller in Holland. In 2015 his collection of cycling columns Solo was nominated for the Dutch Sports Book of the Year. The Man and his Bike combines the very best of De Jong's stories on cycling in one unique collection. Introduced by Bert Wagendorp, author of Ventoux

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At times hilarious, in other moments thought provoking, this is a fascinating story of the world seen from a bike. * Charly Wegelius *
One of the most entertaining sports books I have ever read -- Joe Short * The Daily Express *
Understated, comic and melancholic... It'll inspire you to get back on your bike. -- Martin Love * Guardian *
Not only is this compulsory reading for the cognoscenti, it ought to accompany every new road bike and sportwool jersey sold in the next decade * The Washing Machine Post *
There's no one who can capture the beauty of cycling like Wilfried * Het Parool *
Sit down and let Wilfried guide you through the wondrous world of cycling * Tim Krabbe *
A master of the short story * Die Zeit *

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