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Stuart O'Grady is one of Australia's best-loved cyclists with a long and successful career in cycling for Australia and as a professional road cyclist. The record holder for most starts in a Tour de France ever, as well as an Olympic gold medallist and winner of the Green Jersey on four occasions, O'Grady is one of cycling's most respected stars. But in 2013, following his retirement, Stuart made a shock announcement: he had used EPO, a performance enhancing drug, in the 1998 Tour de France. For a cyclist renowned for his strength and determination, this was a shocking blow to his reputation and his hard won legacy. Starting his career as a teenager O'Grady worked tirelessly to rise to the top of elite cycling. Known as 'Mr Indestructible', he fractured eight ribs, a shoulder blade, collarbone, three vertebrae and punctured his right lung - all in one Tour de France. His never-say-die attitude has inspired people everywhere and he is a true hero to anyone who has enjoyed The Tour over the past two decades. Recounting his incredible 20 year career including 17 Tour de France starts, Battle Scars recounts the highs and lows of Stuart's cycling journey, including the culture in elite international cycling and the pressure on young teenage cyclists to perform, which led to his now infamous choice to take performance enhancing drug EPO in 1998. But in this up-front and honest autobiography Stuey reveals more than just headlines. From growing up in a talented cycling family and starting a training diary at age 13, to his career success in the velodrome, and his eventful years as a professional road cyclist, his style is absolutely candid, down-to-earth and genuine. Stuart O'Grady is an inspirational but very human sports hero, and Battle Scars is an enthralling read for anyone interested in elite sport.

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In 2007 Stuart O'Grady abandoned Stage 8 of the Tour de France after crashing on a descent and fracturing eight ribs, a shoulder blade, collarbone, three vertebrae, and puncturing his right lung. But you can't keep a tough nut like Stuey down and, true to his name, 'Mr Indestructible' got back on the bike as soon as he could to keep up his track record of appearing in every Tour since he made his debut in 1997. Flash forward to 2014: if O'Grady starts next year's Tour he will enter the history books as the firstever cyclist with 18 Tour de France participations under his belt. But that's not all he's achieved: the same year of the famous crash he became the first Australian to win a major classic when he won the Rock of Roubaix. He boasts titles from the Commonwealth Games and Olympics; has been named Australian Cyclist of the Year and Australian Male Road Cyclist of the Year; won the inaugural Tour Down Under; and has a well-earned Order of Australia Medal in recognition of his contributions to the sport. In this up-front and honest autobiography Stuey reveals all, from his talented cycling family and how he started a training diary at age 13, to how he met his wife (on a podium!), and his current regime. His style is absolutely candid, down-to-earth and genuinely endearing; this is one Aussie sportsman who knows how to spin a great tale!

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Stuart O'Grady, nicknamed Stuey, is a top Australian professional road cyclist who started as a track cyclist. He and Graeme Brown won a gold medal in the Men's Madison at the 2004 Summer Olympics. O'Grady has ridden the Tour de France since 1998 and contended for the points classification in the Tour de France, finishing second in the 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2005 races. He wore the yellow jersey of general classification leader in 1998 and 2001. In 2005, he was inducted into the Australian Institute of Sport 'Best of the Best'.

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