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An excellent alternative look at the pro tour peloton.,
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This review is from: Domestique: The Real-life Ups and Downs of a Tour Pro (Hardcover)
As the book title suggests, this book really is about the good and bad parts of professional cycling through the eyes of someone who never won a race as a professional. As well as the obvious high points of professional cycling, all of the bad team managers, appalling hotels and dodgy team mates are included to give a real, gritty impression of pro peloton life.
It's also fascinating to find out how someone finds the motivation to work purely for someone else's success and harbour no ambitions of their own, apart from seeing the leader win, and how to build a career around this. A key part of the "story" is the infamous 2005 world championship farce and the fallout from it.
Overall a highly enjoyable read!