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Rough Ride An eye opening expose of and a heart breaking lament for professional cyclingPaul Kimmage s boyhood dreams were of cycling glory wearing the yellow jersey, cycling the Tour de France, becoming a national hero He knew it wouldn t come easy, but he was prepared to put in the graft The dedication paid off he finished sixth in the World Championships as an amateur and in 1986, he turned professional.He soon discovered it wasn t about courage, training hours or how much you wanted to win It was about gruelling defeats, total exhaustion, and drugs drugs that would allow you to finish the race and start another day.Kimmage ultimately left the sport to write this book profoundly honest and ground breaking, Rough Ride broke the silence surrounding the issue of drugs in sport, and documents one man s love for, and struggle with, the complex world of professional cycling A must read for any cyclist CyclistWINNER OF WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR

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