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The rider

Author: Tim Krabbé
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"At the start of the 137-kilometre Tour de Mont Aigoual, Tim Krabbe glances up from his bike to assess the crowd of spectators. 'Non-racers, ' he writes. 'The emptiness of those lives shocks me.' Immediate and gripping from the first page, we race with the author as he struggles up the hills and clings on during descents in the unforgiving French mountains. Originally published in 1978, The Rider is a modern-day  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Sports fiction
Autobiographical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Krabbé
ISBN: 9781408881705 1408881705 9781408881729 1408881721
OCLC Number: 945564548
Notes: Translated from the Dutch.
Description: 1 volume ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Renner.
Responsibility: Tim Krabbé.

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"At the start of the 137-kilometre Tour de Mont Aigoual, Tim Krabbe glances up from his bike to assess the crowd of spectators. 'Non-racers, ' he writes. 'The emptiness of those lives shocks me.' Immediate and gripping from the first page, we race with the author as he struggles up the hills and clings on during descents in the unforgiving French mountains. Originally published in 1978, The Rider is a modern-day classic that is recognised as one of the best books ever written about the sport. Brilliantly conceived and best read at a break-neck pace, it is a loving, imaginative and passionate tribute to the art of cycle racing."--Publisher description.

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A beautiful, quiet piece of work: unusual, plausible, moving and poignant * Daily Telegraph, The Best Sports Books of All Time * A classic. Like all the best sports writing, The Rider manages to Read more...

 
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