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5.0 out of 5 stars Marco Pinotti
A very good insight into a modern cycling culture told by an athlete who has rode through the aged doping era into the current clean sport.
Published 21 months ago by David Ellison

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2.0 out of 5 stars Dull
I was really disappointed with this book. Pinotti has a good reputation as a straight-up, honest, decent guy. And I'm sure he is. But this book does not do him justice. The narrative is very factual - there is very little emotion in the writing and so it just reads as a series of ponderings about various things in cycling. But if you know something about road cycling, and...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Impressive combo of study and racing, 19 May 2013
This review is from: The Cycling Professor (Kindle Edition)
I am impressed by the way he combined studying and racing. Being I that position I can say it's hard. The way the book is written has some evidence of uni assignments as the way the book is build up is quiet similar to it. Nice to see there is more in life then bike riding, even for a pro. Enjoy reading.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Dull, 11 May 2013
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I was really disappointed with this book. Pinotti has a good reputation as a straight-up, honest, decent guy. And I'm sure he is. But this book does not do him justice. The narrative is very factual - there is very little emotion in the writing and so it just reads as a series of ponderings about various things in cycling. But if you know something about road cycling, and have read books by others, then there is very little new in here.

You finish the book maybe understanding what Pinotti's (fairly uncontroversial) views are on various matters, but you don't feel you really understand him as a person, what drives him, etc. There is a small sectin on other riders but you learn very little about his relationships with people in and out of the peloton. No doubt he's a private person and doesn't want to upset anyone, but it just makes the book, well a bit dull, which is a real shame.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Marco Pinotti, 18 Mar 2013
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A very good insight into a modern cycling culture told by an athlete who has rode through the aged doping era into the current clean sport.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, but a little boring in places., 7 Nov 2014
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Not a bad read, but a little boring in parts. Mainly worth interest to the true fans of the sport as it gives a little insight into the lives of the peleton, the travelling and dealing with various obstacles we would not normally think of. One of those books I read a bit at a time, not one I would re-read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great account of pro cycling life, 7 Jan 2014
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A good straight forward account of his pro career. Not to much technical stuff just honest account of the pro peleton.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, 30 Jun 2013
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Simply a great book by an interesting and articulate pro cyclist. Pinotti will have my vote if, after racing, he enters the governance of the sport.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An insider guide to the peloton, 30 May 2013
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Excellent account, translated from the original Italian of Pinotti's career as a pro cyclist. Some reviews have been critical of the writing style which is fairly simple at times, but this is also clearly a result of the translation process. They should get over it, or go and read the book in its original language.

Look beyond that and just enjoy the book for an account of life inside the peloton from a long standing member of it. Very refreshing to read a book about a regular member, not one of the superstars, although Pinotti is definitely now one of the unsung heroes.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An insider's view of the world of professional cycling., 18 May 2013
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Cyclists with an interest in the professional cycling world will enjoy reading this honest and thorough 'insider's' account. At a time when certain cycling books are being shredded, this is a breath of fresh Italian air.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An enlightening view of the Peleton!, 3 May 2013
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Marco Pinotti has shown a view of the peleton I had not thought about. His knowledge and friendships are obvious
and shows just why he is such a popular rider. This book is a relaxed and thoughtful story of events and shows all
the highs and lows of a riders life. I found it an enjoyable read amongst all the hype and abuse books being written
just now. Thoroughly recommend.
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3.0 out of 5 stars interesting book, 23 Aug 2014
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Interesting inside views on the world of professional cycling by someone who managed to balance gaining a degree with training to become a professional cyclist.
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