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Shut up Legs!: My Wild Ride On and Off the Bike

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Even by the standards of a sport that requires enormous stamina and capacity for suffering  Jens Voigt is in a class on his own. Beloved by cycling fans for his madcap one-man breakaways as much as his sense of humour and quotable catchphrases  Jens is one of the most popular personalities in cycling. Jens was born near Hamburg  and came up through the East German system before the Wall came down.

He got into the national team through the German army  before signing for his first big team. In many ways he is cycling' anti-star; despite arguably spending more time at the front of the Tour de France than any other rider he has only worn the yellow jersey twice as his efforts have always been in the service of others. Jens embodies the best of cycling qualities; loyalty to his team  sacrifice  and devotion to the sport. He says I am not a head person, more of a heart and guts guy. That's how I race. Shut Up Legs is  a funny  insightful and entertaining look at the tough realities of professional cycling  told in Jens trademark irreverent and inimitable style.   
By: Jens Voigt
Book: Hardback, 256 pages
Code: 031731
Publishing Date: May 2016