Mr Tom

By Chris Sidwells
Foreword by Phil Liggett
266pp
Published in association with Sport & Publicity
ISBN 1874739145
ISBN-13: 978-1874739142
£14.95


 
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Mr TOM: the true story of Tom Simpson

‘All cyclists, and everyone who wants to know about modern sport, should read it. Here’s a story of triumph, for this book is about Tom Simpson’s life, not his tragic death. We travel from the cinder tracks of the industrial north-east to European glory, from the British club scene to a world championship and the yellow jersey in the Tour de France. An intimate portrait of an exceptional man, this biography tells us about the private as well as the public Simpson, and there’s new information for even the most knowledgeable fan. Brilliant.’ 
- Tim Hilton, Independent on Sunday

‘Too often the Press refer to Tom Simpson’s tragic death on the hot, barren slopes of the cruel Ventoux mountain, rather than his extraordinary feats as Britain’s greatest and most entertaining cyclist. This book redresses that balance, and should be read by every sports editor. For those who remember his great exploits, and for those of us who had the good fortune to spend time with Tom, enjoying his effervescent company and admiring his tenacity as a rider, Chris Sidwells’ Mr Tom will bring back memories of an irrepressible character, now sadly missed.’ 
- David Duffield, Eurosport

‘A timely and exhilarating account of our greatest cycling legend and one of Britain’s finest-ever sportsmen.’ 
- Luke Evans, Cycle Sport

‘He was everything a young rider should want to be, and there has never been a rider to match him since, emanating from British roads.’ 
- Phil Liggett, Daily Telegraph and Channel 4.

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