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Cadel Evans: The Long Road to Paris [Hardcover]

Cadel Evans , Graham Watson


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Book Description

Dec 6 2011
The view atop the cycling world from the winner of the 2011 Tour de France
 
"My mind took control of my body. I had nothing left in the legs, but as a cyclist, you just keep going until the finish. I kept reminding myself that I had to get to the finish."
 
Filled with never-before-seen pictures and revealing insights into the thoughts of the champion, this book celebrates in words and photographs Cadel Evans's indomitable will and champion's heart. Evans's hard-fought triumphs and equally challenging disappointments—in the bicycle races that are thought to be the most grueling endurance test in sports—are a tribute to his strength of spirit. He discusses his inspiring and heroic battle to be the first Australian to win the biggest cycling race in the world, the Tour de France. This is a rare and fascinating look at the way a top rider races both mentally and physically.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Hardie Grant Books (Dec 6 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 174066986X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1740669863
  • Product Dimensions: 24.5 x 26.1 x 2.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1 Kg
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #495,028 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Cadel Evans is an Australian professional racing cyclist for UCI ProTeam BMC Racing Team and the winner of the 2011 Tour de France. He is the author of Close to Flying. Graham Watson is a cycling photographer who has authored or coauthored more than 20 books, including Graham Watson: 20 Years of Cycling Photography and Graham Watson's Tour de France.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book! Dec 14 2011
By jlynn303 - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was great. The photos were amazing and they spanned his entire career, not just the 2011 Tour de France. If you have browsed through any of the Lance Armstrong picture books, this is very similar and just as good. The photos were taken by the same photographer, Graham Watson. Definitely worth the purchase. Very good read.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for the Coffee Table Jan. 30 2012
By Tasha - Published on Amazon.com
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Being a cycling fan is not a necessity to enjoy this book. It contains incredible pictures, put together by year, from around the world.

The scenery is amazing, and the emotions that are captured in these pictures will speak to anyone.

This is a great addition for any library or coffee table.
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book!!! Aug. 29 2014
By JESUS ERNESTO DIAZ DIAZ - Published on Amazon.com
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I am delighted with the book, the photos are awesome!!!, it is a book that is a pleasure to see, to read, to have in your hands!! I love it!!!
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cadel Evans: The Long Road to Paris Dec 30 2011
By Ruth Nolan - Published on Amazon.com
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My daughter is a huge fan of Cadel and was absolutely delighted with the book. She spent some time showing her niece and nephew all the pictures.
0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Cadel Evans: The Long Road To Paris Dec 20 2012
By Robert G. Windle - Published on Amazon.com
Not yet received. Until it is received I cannot provide any feedback. Hopefully it arrives before Christmas as is scheduled.

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