Free Download PDF Half Man, Half Bike: The Life of Eddy Merckx, Cycling’s Greatest Champion


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Eddy Merckx is to cycling what Muhammad Ali is to boxing or Pele to soccer: simply the best there has ever been. Merckx amassed an astonishing 445 victories. Lance Armstrong, by comparison, managed fewer than 100. Merckx didn’t just beat his opponents; he crushed them.

            But his triumphs only tell half a story that includes horrific injury, a doping controversy, and tragedy. He was nicknamed “the Cannibal” for his insatiable appetite for victory, but the moniker did scant justice to a man who was handsome, sensitive, and surprisingly anxious.

            A number-one bestseller in the United Kingdom, Half Man, Half Bike is the definitive story of a man whose fear of failure drove him to the highest pinnacles before ultimately destroying him.

Publisher‏:‎Chicago Review Press (April 1, 2013)
Language‏:‎English
Paperback‏:‎320 pages
ISBN-10‏:‎1613747268
ISBN-13‏:‎978-1613747261
Item Weight‏:‎12.8 ounces
Dimensions‏:‎5.25 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
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