Die Radsport-Mafia und ihre schmutzigen Geschäfte

Author: Tyler Hamilton

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492961770

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 7016


Tyler Hamilton war ein Naturtalent, einer der leidensfähigsten und zähesten Radfahrer, bei US Postal der zweite Mann hinter Lance Armstrong. In seinem Buch erzählt er, wie die Amerikaner sich in den Neunzigern die Seele aus dem Leib fuhren und dennoch keine Chance gegen europäische Teams hatten, die immer schneller waren, immer noch Luft hatten - bis die Mannschaft anfängt, sich spritzen zu lassen. Er legt offen, wie straff organisiert dieses System war, das das berühmteste Radrennen der Welt zur Tour de Farce werden ließ, wie korrupte Ärzte und skrupellose Teamchefs agieren und Mannschaften zu gut geölten Maschinen wurden. Wie eine ganze Sportart buchstäblich unter die Räder kam und eine Parallelwelt aus Lügen, Angst und Manipulation entstand, die ehemalige Helden als lädierte Wracks zurücklässt.

A Chequered Life

Graham Warner and The Chequered Flag

Author: Richard Heseltine

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845844130

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 6505


This is the first and only account of the Chequered Flag race team and its charismatic founder, Graham Warner. It charts the highs and lows, the victories and losses, and features interviews with the man himself and and several star drivers of the 1960s and ’70s. Accompanied by 150 photographs, many previously unpublished, plus a look at Graham’s subsequent career as a fighter aircraft expert and restorer, this is a unique story of a fascinating life in motorsport.

Citroën DS

Revised and updated edition

Author: Malcolm Bobbitt

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845842766

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 7314


An in-depth look at Citroen's idiosyncratic DS, for sixty years a design icon and one of the world's most controversial, radical, idiosyncratic and technically advanced motorcars. This popular book has now been re-issued in revised and updated paperback form.

Two Summers

The Mercedes-Benz W196R Racing Car

Author: Robert Ackerson

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845847512

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 8126


Explores the Mercedes-Benz W 196 R’s historic roots, development, and races. Also its triumphs, struggles and disappointments, as well as the spirited challenges from Maserati, Ferrari, Gordini and Lancia. Accompanying the text are hundreds of photos sourced from the legendary Daimler Archives.

The Sports Book

Author: Ray Stubbs

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405378719

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

View: 2083


This is the ultimate armchair companion to practically every sport ever invented, put together with sports fantatic Ray Stubbs. Check out the rules, history, players and events for over 250 of the world's greatest sports: from basketball to bobsleigh, karate to korfball, and synchronised swimming to ski jumping. Stay ahead in the world of sport with the latest facts and figures from leading experts and governing bodies. And pick up the techniques and tactics of the world's best competitors. Plus get in training early with the special fact-filled feature on the Olympic Games.

It's All About the Bike

The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels

Author: Robert Penn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1608195767

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 9082


Robert Penn has saddled up nearly every day of his adult life. In his late twenties, he pedaled 25,000 miles around the world. Today he rides to get to work, sometimes for work, to bathe in air and sunshine, to travel, to go shopping, to stay sane, and to skip bath time with his kids. He's no Sunday pedal pusher. So when the time came for a new bike, he decided to pull out all the stops. He would build his dream bike, the bike he would ride for the rest of his life; a customized machine that reflects the joy of cycling. It's All About the Bike follows Penn's journey, but this book is more than the story of his hunt for two-wheel perfection. En route, Penn brilliantly explores the culture, science, and history of the bicycle. From artisanal frame shops in the United Kingdom to California, where he finds the perfect wheels, via Portland, Milan, and points in between, his trek follows the serpentine path of our love affair with cycling. It explains why we ride. It's All About the Bike is, like Penn's dream bike, a tale greater than the sum of its parts. An enthusiastic and charming tour guide, Penn uses each component of the bike as a starting point for illuminating excursions into the rich history of cycling. Just like a long ride on a lovely day, It's All About the Bike is pure joy- enriching, exhilarating, and unforgettable.

Die Hepatitis-Badewanne und andere Storys

Fan Edition

Author: NOFX,Jeff Alulis

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3841905420

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 4701


Ebenso schockierende wie unterhaltsame Storys der Bandmitglieder von NOFX, eine der einflussreichsten und erfolgreichsten Punkbands der Welt, über Mord, Selbstmord, Sucht, Randale, Betrug, Bondage, alle möglichen Krankheiten, Yakuza und Pipi trinken. Ein Blick zurück auf über 30 Jahre Komödie, Tragödie und völlig unerklärlichen Erfolg.

Das Rennen

Author: Tim Krabbé

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150201527


Page: 167

View: 9535


Autobiografisch verslag van een 137 kilometer lange bergwielerwedstrijd in Zuid-Frankrijk.

Drive Hard Get Dirty

A Story of an Illegal Street Racer Who Is in Search of His Kidnapped Brother

Author: Amani Faris

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 148176862X

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 2638


No parents, no brother, no happiness. This was the life of Jeff Tomson, day in and day out of sadness... until one day he finds out that somewhere out there his brother, Matt still lives. Now he's on a quest for vengeance to track down his brother's kidnapper and to serve justice to the merciless keeper who took away Matt. But things don't seem as straight forward as he thought it to be, because soon Jeff is driven into the illegal world of street racing...

Built for Speed

Author: John McGuinness

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473550459

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 3424


Go on the ride of your life with the racing legend himself **with a thrilling NEW CHAPTER on John’s dramatic 2017 crash** ‘Then I was there myself, just another face in the crowd, watching the bikes fly by. The smells, the noise and the speed were all there for me to experience. It was like a massive injection in my head and it just blew my mind. I knew within seconds that I was going to be a TT racer. I didn’t know how or what I was going to have to do to achieve this, and my dad wasn’t going to be keen. Everyone around me was aware of the dangers, but from that moment I knew I had to do it.’ John McGuinness is one of the all-time giants of road racing, with a huge host of victories to his name. But his easy humour and down-to-earth attitude off the bike have always kept people guessing: what’s the truth about the man inside the helmet, that has kept him at the top of such a sport for over 20 years? His autobiography tells the whole story, from his humble beginnings in Morecambe and getting his first bike at the age of 3, to working as a bricklayer and cockle fisherman before deciding to follow his dream, and finally to his many victories in the most dangerous sporting event on the planet. He tells of what it takes to be a champion in such an exacting sport, and to keep winning even though all logic tells you to stop – and when so many of your fellow racers are paying the ultimate price for doing it. This thrilling autobiography gets into the head of the man who stares death in the face, and doesn’t even flinch.

Video Sourcebook

A Guide to Programs Currently Available on Video in the Areas Of: Movies/entertainment, General Interest/education, Sports/recreation, Fine Arts, Heal

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9781414400990

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 4000

View: 3728


From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.

Struck by Lightning

The story of Garry Lynch

Author: Gina Lennox

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1743432100

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

View: 4556


Struck by Lightning is the life story of Garry Lynch, told in his own words. Garry Lynch is the father of Anita Cobby, the nurse who was brutally murdered in Sydney, Australia in 1986. Garry's story begins in 1918 and traces his life as a runaway child in the Great Depression to being an airframe fitter in the Second World War; then afterwards as a bohemian artist in Sydney, to a knock-about adventurer in the remote Kimberley region of north Western Australia. Two days after his daughter was murdered, Garry was catapulted into the public arena where he has stayed for the past ten years. As a victim of crime, he was asked to become a member of the Serious Offenders Review Council. Between 1990 and 1995 he was to meet some of Australia's most notorious murderers in the Council's work of recommending appropriate classifications for serious offenders within the Corrective Services. During this time Garry became a founding member of a Homicide Victims Support Group and continues to spend much of his life helping others who have had a loved one murdered. Struck By Lightning is a deeply moving story of personal change and spiritual growth, which shows how good can come from evil.