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Ride the Revolution : The Inside Stories from Women in Cycling (Hardcover) (Suze Clemitson)

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Featuring contributions from: Emma O'Reilly, the soigneur for the U.S. Postal Service Team and one of the people responsible for bringing Lance Armstrong down as part of David Walsh's investigation;BetsyAndreu, wife of ex-professional cyclist Frankie Andreu and another Lance Armstrong nemesis;MichelleCound, manager and partner of Tour de France winner Chris Froome;JulietMacur, author of Cycle of Lies: the Fall of Lance Armstrong; andJenSee, who interviews Marianne Vos, arguably the greatest cyclist in the world right now.

When Marie Marvingt decided to ride the 1908 Tour de France she was told "absolument, non!" Instead, she rode each stage fifteen minutes after the official racers had departed and finished all 4,488 kms of the parcours--a feat that only 36 of the 110 men who entered the race could equal. Her motto? "I decided to do everything better, always and forever." It's in the spirit of Breakneck Marie that this book has been written.

These fresh and vibrant voices examine the sport from a new perspective to provide insights that rarely make it into the mainstream: what is it like to be a top women rider or to work in their support team? Where is the women's sport heading and when will more women be represented at the highest level of sport's governance?

Featuring contributions from: Emma O'Reilly, the soigneur for the U.S. Postal Service Team and one of the people responsible for bringing Lance Armstrong down as part of David Walsh's investigation;Betsy Andreu, wife of ex-professional cyclist Frankie Andreu and another Lance Armstrong nemesis;Michelle Cound, manager and partner of Tour de France winner Chris Froome;Juliet Macur, author of Cycle of Lies: the Fall of Lance Armstrong; andJen See, who interviews Marianne Vos, arguably the greatest cyclist in the world right now.

When Marie Marvingt decided to ride the 1908 Tour de France she was told "absolument, non!" Instead, she rode each stage fifteen minutes after the official racers had departed and finished all 4,488 kms of the parcours--a feat that only 36 of the 110 men who entered the race could equal. Her motto? "I decided to do everything better, always and forever." It's in the spirit of Breakneck Marie that this book has been written.

These fresh and vibrant voices examine the sport from a new perspective to provide insights that rarely make it into the mainstream: what is it like to be a top women rider or to work in their support team? Where is the women's sport heading and when will more women be represented at the highest level of sport's governance?

Number of Pages: 316.0
Genre: Sports + Recreation
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Author: Suze Clemitson
Language: English
Street Date: December 22, 2015
TCIN: 31170336
UPC: 9781472912916
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-2177

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