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Cadel's book

by Carl Brewer last modified 2009-10-13 19:40
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Rob Arnold from Ride has a book about Cadel Evans

Recently I got a copy of Anna Meares' book.  It wasn't any great masterpiece and didn't really offer much insight into her training and drive etc, but was a nice, easy read and quite enjoyable.  Today I've just noticed that there's a book about Cadel Evans that's being launched by Ride Media.  I have to disclose that I have a small link to Ride, I've written an article that appears in the October edition, and may write more in future... With that out of the way ...

It's called 'Close to flying' and you can pre-order it from here.  It's 'co-written' by Rob Arnold, which means Rob wrote it based on interviews etc with Cadel, I would expect, so it's probably going to read like a long article in Ride, which means it will be literate and entertaining.  Will it offer any insight into Cadels' antics, his personality?  I'm not the world's biggest Cadel fan by any stretch, but everyone has to admit that he's a great athlete and hopefully this is an interesting, and insightful, story.  Allan Peiper's book sets a very high standard, following in the footsteps of 'Rough Ride'.    I'll be buying a copy, it's one of those 'must have' books that every bike racing enthusiast is going to have to own. I hope it's got enough meat in it to make it worthy of the sales it's bound to get.

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