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Half Man, Half Bike|William Fotheringham
Half Man, Half Bike : The Life of Eddy Merckx, Cycling's Greatest Champion
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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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  • ISBN-13: 9781613747261
  • ISBN-10: 1613747268
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
  • Publish Date: April 2013
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds
  • Page Count: 320

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