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The Hour. It s the only cycling record that matters- one man and his bike against the clock in a quest for pure speed. No teammates, no rivals, no tactics, no gears, no brakes. Just one simple question in sixty minutes, how far can you go? ichael Hutchinson had a plan. He was going to add his name to the list of record-holders riders like Coppi, Merckx, Anquetil, Boardman, the supermen who ve made the Hour the domain of cycling s greatest stars. It didn t sound too hard. All he needed was a couple of hand-tooled bike frames, the most expensive wheels money could buy, a support team of crack professionals, a small pot of glue, and a credit card wired to someone else s bank account. Still, getting the glue wasn t a problem. he Hour is the story of how a man who became a professional athlete by accident embarked on a quest for sporting immortality. But it s also the story of an extraordinary record, and the riders who have made it so from Graham Obree, the genius who built his own bike using parts from a washing machine, to Jacques Anquetil, great champion, great drug-taker and great family man (having had a child by his step-daughter, he married his step-son s ex-wife). Grip

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780224075206
ISBN-10: 0224075209
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 18mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Yellow Jersey Press
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 7-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael Hutchinson

Michael Hutchinson became a full-time cyclist in 2000 after becoming disillusioned with an academic career. Over the following six years he has won more than twenty national titles, and the gold medal in the Masters' Pursuit World Championships. He is now a writer and journalist (and cyclist) and lives in south London.

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