Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Kindle Price: £5.64
includes VAT*
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.
kindle unlimited logo
Unlimited reading. Over 1 million titles. Learn more
Read for £0.00
OR

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

The Cycling Professor by [Pinotti, Marco]
Kindle App Ad

The Cycling Professor Kindle Edition

3.8 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition, 20 Dec 2012
"Please retry"
£5.64

Length: 169 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled

40 Kindle Books for £1
Browse our selection of Kindle Books discounted to £1 each. Learn more
Get a £1 reward for movies or TV
Enjoy a £1.00 reward to spend on movies or TV on Amazon Video when you purchase any Amazon Kindle Book from the Kindle Store (excluding Kindle Unlimited, Periodicals and free Kindle Books) offered by Amazon.co.uk. A maximum of 1 reward per customer applies. UK customers only. Offer ends at 23:59 on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Terms and conditions apply
From mountain bikes to cycle computers, find 1000s of products in our bikes store.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 516 KB
  • Print Length: 169 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ARMQ4LK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #363,391 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

By Ben on 11 May 2013
Verified Purchase
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.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
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.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
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.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
Good easy read set out as if the author is actually having a chat with you over a coffee! This more than makes up for the fact that it is translated from the author's own language. I'm more of a physical book person than an ebook person to be honest, but wanted to read this one as it was not available in print and knew that Pinotti was an interesting, intelligent character within the peleton.
Shame there's no pictures.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
click to open popover

Look for similar items by category