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Put Me Back on My Bike

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. The 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.
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The definitive account of the life of Britain's greatest cyclist by Britain's greatest cycling writer.

About the Author

William Fotheringham writes for the Guardian and Observer on cycling and rugby. A former racing cyclist and launch editor of procycling and Cycle Sport magazines, he has reported on sixteen Tours de France as well as Six Nations rugby and the Olympic Games. He lives in Herefordshire with his wife and two children.


"The best cycling biography ever written" * Velo * "An intelligent, perceptive portrait" * Guardian * "A beautiful explanation of why Simpson's legend still exerts such a powerful hold" * Sunday Times * "An enjoyable, clear-eyed biography" * Times Literary Supplement * "The definitive story of Britain's greatest ever cyclist" -- Christmas books recommendations * Cycle Sport *

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