Riis: Stages of Light and Dark

Riis: Stages of Light and Dark

Bjarne Riis

In 1996 Danish biking legend Bjarne Riis gained the travel de France. 11 years later he known as a press convention and confessed to taking performance-enhancing medicines with the intention to in achieving the last word biking triumph.

In Riis, his sensational autobiography - already an acclaimed bestseller in Denmark and Germany - the notoriously deepest Dane bares his soul. From the shy, younger daydreamer who fell in love with biking as an eight-year-old, to the hardened, common consumer of banned blood booster EPO. whereas by no means shirking the seriousness of his activities Riis does try and clarify the pressures and attitudes inside of biking on the time that permit him down a dismal course that he now condemns.

Brutally sincere and as furiously fast moving as certainly one of his breakaways from the peleton, Riis is a strong perception into the lifestyles and brain of 1 of the sport's key figures in addition to a window into the area street racing. There will not be many folks who've been considering biking to the level that Riis has during the last 30 years and readers may be stunned via how open the regularly taciturn Dane has been in his autobiography. for those who cherished Fignon's We have been younger and Carefree this publication will surely entice you.

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