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Born To Ride

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In 1987 Stephen Roche won cycling`s `triple crown`. Returning from a season blighted by injury  he defied all odds to triumph at the Giro d`Italia  Tour de France and World Championships in the same year.   Only one other cyclist in history  Eddy Merckx  has ever achieved this.  In Born to Ride  Stephen uses his most successful year as a springboard to explore the rest of his life. He does not hold back as he deals with with the highs of victory  the lows of injury  doping allegations and family breakdown  and show the demon`s a sportsman faces when he reaches the end of his career   Personal and honest  Born to Ride reveals the pain and the pressures of being a top cyclist on and off the bike.

The book is his first full autobiography and uses Roche`s best year in 1987 as a starting point to analyse the rest of his life. The publisher promises a no-holds barred account of the many aspects of Roche`s life; both professional and personal. He doesn`t hold back as he examines the many ups and downs of his time on and off the bike  scrutinising victories  defeats  rivals  serious injury  doping allegations and agonising family breakdown.  

Born in Dundrum  south Dublin  Roche enjoyed 58 professional victories  with his Tour  Giro and Worlds wins in 1987 the high points of a remarkable 13-year professional career. He now has a career as a media commentator  owns a hotel in the south of France and also runs cycling holidays and training camps for pro teams in Majorca from his website www.stephenroche.com 
By: Stephen Roche
Book: Paperback, 288 pages
Code: YJ091916
Publishing Date: May 2013