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Would you listen to Cycling's World Championships again? Why?
I would listen again, just to hear the anecdotes once more.
Who was your favorite character and why?
There were too many characters to choose from, but one stands out: Romāns Vainšteins, from Latvia, champion with no backing, and on his own overcame all obstacles. All of the cyclists who aimed at being world champions, have that drive that made them excel, and in Tom Simpson's case, die in the trying.
Which scene was your favorite?
Eddy Mercx and his rival looking at eachother to see who would lead out first.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The champions riddled by alcoholism, drugs, who ended up dead too soon. And those that had to abandon
Any additional comments?
The stories are so varied. Some are sad, others make you laugh out loud, and others make you wonder about the ego of certain characters. There is a lot of information that I wasn't aware of, rivalry, behind-the-scenes events. The book is well written and the pace was excellent; David Stanley did a great job as the reader.