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5.0 out of 5 stars A gold medal winning book!, 9 Jun 2008
This review is from: Heroes, Villains and Velodromes: Chris Hoy and Britain's Track Cycling Revolution (Hardcover)
Richard Moore has done it again, following on from the Robert Millar book, Richard has produced a book that is surely going to win as many awards as Chris Hoy has won world championships! As well as providing an insight into one of the last decades most successful sportsmen it also provides previously unknown information of how British Cycling turned itself around from one of the most underfunded and unsuccessful sporting organisations to be the envy of sporting associations across the world, one where even the Aussies want to copy us! Richard has had unprecedented access to Hoy during his 1km world record attempt in La Paz, Bolivia and throughout the year to the amazing Manchester world cycling championships where Hoy won the men`s world sprint championship at his first attempt, ending a 54 year drought in the blue riband event of track cycling. More than anything the incredible support that the Hoy family as a whole have provided Chris, is written about with affection, and you are left with a feeling that even though Chris does the pedalling it really has been a team effort to produce " Chris Hoy the Real McHoy." Richard Moore is surely becoming one of the most entertaining and investigative sports writers of this century. Buy this book if you want to know what makes an Olympic champion tick.
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Initial post: 18 Jun 2009 12:37:26 BDT
Linda P. says:
Good old Richard, fine as long as the person he writes about is happy with their personal life being hung out to dry and there in the raw, .......... (not that Moore respected that Robert Millar clearly did not want his personal life written about),
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