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Half Man, Half Bike: The Life of Eddy Merckx, Cycling's Greatest Champion

by William Fotheringham

Eddy Merckx is to cycling what Muhammad Ali is to boxing or Pele to soccer: simply the best there has ever been. Merckx amassed an astonishing 445 victories. Lance Armstrong, by comparison, managed fewer than...

Fallen Angel

by William Fotheringham

Voted the most popular Italian sportsman of the twentieth century, Fausto Angelo Coppi was the campionissimo - champion of champions. The greatest cyclist of the immediate post-war years, he was the first man...

Roule Britannia

by William Fotheringham

In 2012 Bradley Wiggins made history by becoming the first Briton ever to win the Tour de France. His compatirot Chris Froome came second while fellow Brits, the 'fastest man on earth' Mark Cavendish and reformed...

Put Me Back On My Bike

by William Fotheringham

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...

Cyclopedia: It's All About the Bike

by William Fotheringham

A path through cycling-specific information: slang, cycling stars, equipment, and nicknames


The essential A-to-Z compendium of everything there is to know about the bicycle, this sports reference is full...

The Badger: The Life of Bernard Hinault and the Legacy of French Cycling

by William Fotheringham

The thrilling life of France’s finest cyclist


Bernard Hinault is one of the greatest cyclists of all time. He is a five-time winner of the Tour de France and the only man to have won each of the Grand Tours...

Racing Hard

by William Fotheringham

Few British schoolchildren of the seventies can have been as obsessed with the Tour de France as William Fotheringham, who smuggled copies of Miroir du Cyclisme into lessons to read inside his books. He saw...