Put Me Back on My Bike: In Search of Tom Simpson (Yellow Jersey Cycling Classics) by William Fotheringham
English | December 31st, 2012 | ASIN: B00A8FXT28, ISBN: 0224092391 | 272 pages | EPUB | 1.03 MB
Tom Simpson was an Olympic medallist, world champion and the first Briton to wear the fabled yellow jersey of the Tour de France. He died a tragic early death on the barren moonscape of the Mont Ventoux during the 1967 Tour. A man of contradictions, Simpson was one of the first cyclists to admit to using banned drugs, and was accused of fixing races, yet the dapper 'Major Tom' inspired awe and affection for the obsessive will to win which was ultimately to cost him his life.