The Rider

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Dec 12, 2008 - Sports & Recreation - 160 pages
Originally published in Holland in 1978, The Rider became an instant cult classic, selling over 100,000 copies. Brilliantly conceived and written at a break-neck pace, it is a loving, imaginative, and, above all, passionate tribute to the art of bicycle road racing.
Not a dry history of the sport, The Rider is beloved as a bicycle odyssey, a literary masterpiece that describes in painstaking detail one 150-kilometer race in a mere 150 pages. The Rider is the ultimate book for bike lovers as well as the arm-chair sports enthusiast.

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User Review  - Ken-Me-Old-Mate - LibraryThing

This was The Peregrine all over again except it was about cycling, competition cycling. Throughout the whole of the book you are on that bicycle sweating, pumping, calculating and grinding your way up ... Read full review

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User Review  - leesclubhaarenjb - LibraryThing

I was a bike racer from 1963 till 1967 and I recognize a lot. It was my third read (June 2019) and I think it's the second best book on cycling after, joris van den bergh's book on Moeskops: temidden ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Tim Krabbé is one of Holland's leading writers, and his novels are published all over the world. His many books include The Vanishing, which was made into a successful film, and The Cave. He lives in Amsterdam.

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