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Bassons, Christophe 1974-

Works: 1 works in 8 publications in 2 languages and 226 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV1051.B384, 796.62092
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Most widely held works about Christophe Bassons
Most widely held works by Christophe Bassons
A clean break : my story by Christophe Bassons( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christophe Bassons is a former professional cyclist. His career was a successful one albeit never in the full glare of the media. That all changed when, in 1998, the Festina doping scandal broke and Bassons shot to fame as one of the handful of clean riders in the peloton - and as the only professional who dared to speak openly about the topic. Having been seen as a possible champion, his instinctive and stubborn refusal to dope saw him outstripped in physique, stamina and speed by men he'd once equalled or exceeded. His willingness to denounce the doping culture set him against the entire ethos of professional cycling: owners, management and his peers - the likes of Lance Armstrong, Richard Virenque, Christophe Moreau. A year later, Bassons' career was over. Having clashed publicly with other riders - notably with Armstrong during the 1999 Tour de France - and written in French newspapers of his disbelief and disgust, Bassons found himself exhausted and exiled - chewed up and spat out by the sport he loved. First published in French in 2000 and now updated following recent revelations from Armstrong, Tyler Hamilton and other high-profile figures, A Clean Break is unmissable reading for all cycling fans. It offers a unique and heartbreaking take on the subject."--Provided by publisher
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Audience level: 0.55 (from 0.55 for A clean br ... to 0.55 for A clean br ...)

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Alternative Names
Christophe Bassons ciclista francês

Christophe Bassons ciclista francese

Christophe Bassons coureur cycliste français

Christophe Bassons francuski kolarz szosowy

Christophe Bassons Frans wielrenner

Christophe Bassons Franséische Vëlossportler

Christophe Bassons fransk proffsyklist, kjent dopingvarsler

Christophe Bassons französischer Radrennfahrer

Christophe Bassons French road bicycle racer

Christophe Bassons road bicycle racer

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