By Bjarne Riis
In 1996 Danish biking legend Bjarne Riis gained the journey de France. 11 years later he known as a press convention and confessed to taking performance-enhancing medicines with the intention to in achieving the final word biking triumph.
In Riis, his sensational autobiography - already an acclaimed bestseller in Denmark and Germany - the notoriously inner most Dane bares his soul. From the shy, younger daydreamer who fell in love with biking as an eight-year-old, to the hardened, normal person of banned blood booster EPO. whereas by no means shirking the seriousness of his activities Riis does try to clarify the pressures and attitudes inside biking on the time that allow him down a depressing direction that he now condemns.
Brutally sincere and as furiously fast paced as one in every of his breakaways from the peleton, Riis is a robust perception into the existence and brain of 1 of the sport's key figures in addition to a window into the realm highway racing. There will not be many of us who've been occupied with biking to the level that Riis has over the past 30 years and readers might be stunned via how open the mostly taciturn Dane has been in his autobiography. if you happen to loved Fignon's We have been younger and Carefree this publication will surely attract you.
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