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Half man, half bike : the life of Eddy Merckx, cycling's greatest champion

Author: William Fotheringham
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 100. Merckx 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Named Person: Eddy Merckx; Eddy Merckx
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Fotheringham
ISBN: 9781613747278 1613747276
OCLC Number: 828932976
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Responsibility: William Fotheringham.

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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 100. Merckx 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. A number-one bestseller in the United Kingdom, Half Man, Half Bike is the definitive story of a man whose fear of failure drove him to the highest pinnacles before ultimately destroying him.

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