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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.