The Race A Novel of Grit, Tactics, and the Tour De France (Paperback)
|Author: Dave Shields|
|The rocky of cycling! In this stunning novel the Tour de France serves as the perfect backdrop for a celebration of what is truly great about being human. The triumph leaves readers breathless.|
From the Publisher:
The white-knuckle pace of a bicycle race drives this novel about a young American's opportunity to compete in the Tour de France. Complex relationships with teammates, personal and professional obstacles, and a terrible disaster cause the young cyclist to redefine his limits. An insider's perspective on the world of professional bicycle racing reveals that the required tactics and skills create a culture in which pain is the ultimate currency and endurance is the most powerful force. The intense pressure the competitors experience offers an instructive look at personal formation beyond the sports world.