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For Jeremy Whittle there isn't much in life as spectacular as the Tour de France sweat streaked taut and burnished athletes toiling across vast and ancient European landscapes hundreds of thousands of fans lining the route The twisting Mediterranean roads the jerseys the peloton in full flight these have become as familiar to him as the lines around his eyes And then there are the riders men of almost superhuman capabilities men who have become h. Whittle documents his journey from wide eyed cycling fan and new journalist to jaded cynic Whittle covers a whole cast of characters but dwells the longest on Lance Armstrong and David Millar Bad Blood is a great book on the EPO era of professional cycling if you care about that in the least this is your book though there s no guarantee you ll see eye to eye with Whittle

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Bad Blood The Secret Life of the Tour de France

Is friends men whose stories he has written day in day out for the past decade But even the biggest fan can one day wake up to find that he has lost his faithWe all want to believe in our heroes That's why Jeremy got into cycling But what happens when you can't When you've seen too many positive dope tests when you've been lied to too many times when your sport is destroying itself from within Bad Blood is the story of Jeremy Whittle's journey fr. One of the books that have surfaced in the last few years about juice in the biking this was shortlisted for the Will Hill sports book of the year in 2008 Was good but the structure took a little getting used to and its obviously hugely out of date with the Lance thing having happened although he does imply a lot about Lance without actually saying so tbf to him6510

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Om unuestioning fan to Tour de France insider and confirmed sceptic It's about broken friendships and a sport divided; about having to choose sides in the war against doping; about how galloping greed and corporate opportunism have led the Tour de France to the brink of destruction Part personal memoir part devastating exposé of a sport torn apart by drugs and scandal Bad Blood is a love letter to one man's past and a warning to cycling's future. I ve read a lot of these pro cycling exposes and this rings truer than most because of the author s fairly nuanced slowly shifting perspective The writing flows well making for a very rapid read by my ponderous standards


10 thoughts on “Bad Blood The Secret Life of the Tour de France

  1. says:

    An Interesting read which follows the descent into dopingEPO in particular at the later part of last century and the beginning of t

  2. says:

    A very interesting account of doping in cycling and how it is all pervasive Very sad and dispiriting

  3. says:

    Whittle documents his journey from wide eyed cycling fan and new journalist to jaded cynic Whittle covers a whole cast of characters but dwells the longest on Lance Armstrong and David Millar Bad Blood is a great book on the EPO era of professional cycling if you care about that in the least this is your book though there's no guarantee you'll see eye to eye with Whittle

  4. says:

    One of the books that have surfaced in the last few years about juice in the biking this was shortlisted for the Will Hill sports book of the year in 2008 Was good but the structure took a little getting used to and its obviously hugely out of date with the Lance thing having happened although he does imply a lot about Lance without actually saying so tbf to him6510

  5. says:

    This is a good read and a decent account of the time when professional cycle road racing became corrupted by blood doping practices The author manages to tell that story with reference to his own journey from starstruck fan to professional journalist to embittered ex fan the result of what he saw and heard whil

  6. says:

    This book made me suspicious of the whole 'Tour de France' History We don't know who took drugs So there will be a lot of cheats Sad Really because this is the most spectacular endurance sport on the planet As far as the book goes?

  7. says:

    I've read a lot of these pro cycling exposes and this rings truer than most because of the author's fairly nuanced slowly shifting perspective The writing flows well making for a very rapid read by my ponderous standards

  8. says:

    easy entertaining read captured the ingrained attitudes and self sustaining culture of the grand tours shameful behaviours of those in and around cycling laid bare would live to have seen a post lance revelation additional chapter

  9. says:

    This was a bit of an eye opener I've no idea how credible it is but it suggests that many Tour de France cyclists are using drugs to enhance their performance and that Lance Armstrong is not as nice a guy as his publicity makes out Interesting if a bit depressing

  10. says:

    An interesting assessment but as always somewhat opinion based Good food for thought