Bad Blood: The Secret Life of the Tour de France

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9780224080224: Bad Blood: The Secret Life of the Tour de France

Jeremy Whittle’s journey from unquestioning fan to Tour de France insider and confirmed skeptic is the story of how a sport has been corrupted by commercialism, scandal and drugs. In effect, Whittle claims, the sport is destroying itself from within.

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Jeremy Whittle has been covering professional cycling since 1993. A former editor of procycling magazine and the Official Guide to the Tour de France, he is cycling correspondent to The Times and the Sunday Herald. He has appeared on BBC Radio 4, Radio 5, NPR and CNN and is the author of Yellow Fever (1998) and Le Tour (2003).

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"Whatever you think about doping, you must read this book ... Well-balanced, considered, ...compelling" * Rouleur * "Deeply personal, engaging... nuanced, complicated" * Scotsman * "A warts-and-all portrait of a sport that has more warts than a sackful of toads" * Daily Telegraph *

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Published by Yellow Jersey Press (2008)
ISBN 10: 0224080229 ISBN 13: 9780224080224
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