[Prime] Wide-Eyed and Legless: Inside the Tour de France (Audio Download): Amazon.co.uk: Jeff Connor, Ben Elliot, Audible Studios: Audible AudiobooksAuthor Jeff Connor – Carcier.co

To everybody who took part in the ANC Halfords 1987 Tour De France attempt, well done for giving it a goIt is easy to find fault and obviously some of the strange events that unfolded are funny, but without that spirit of adventure by everybody involved, there would be no British team at the Tour De France and those riders who participated in 1987, some, may never have been given the chance at another team to do it.If you are a cycling fan, buy the book It is amusing, illuminating and gives an honest account, of the valiant efforts everybody who was involved with ANC Halfords team made in 1987. Fascinating eye witness account of the chaotic ANC pro cycling team in the classic 1987 Tour de France Great writing with style, wit and insider knowledge Essential catch up to where British cycling is today. This is an entertaining read and pre dates the current spate of band wagon cycling book writing Stylistically, it is slightly muddled a combination of stage write ups and little anecdotes The author has recently admitted it could have been better A lot of the reading involves looking through the results and GC parts and trying to marry them up with the stories that are told.It gives good insight into how amateurish the British were at trying to match the continental Europeans at their sport It also makes you wonder what could have been for riders such as Timmis and Elliott had their careers been today and not back then. This is a half decent read but the idea that is deserved to beat Paul Kimmage s brilliant and ground breaking Rough Ride into second place in Cycle Sport s list is just laughable. Interesting insight Bought as a Christmas present for my husband who enjoys watching the Tours every year Great buy Good condition used copy The book is not for me hope son enjoys it Fast dispatch All OK thanks Named The NoCycling Book of All Time by Cycle Sport, Wide Eyed and Legless is a fast paced, fly on the wall story of courage, endurance, bungling, rows and cheating in sport s greatest marathon In , the Tour was won by Irishman Stephen Roche It was the first time the champion had hailed from outside the Continent or the States and the first time inyears a British team ANC Halfords had competed in the world s toughest and craziest race Jeff Connor not only stayed with the British team but also found himself an unofficial team member In this new edition of Wide Eyed and Legless, now widely regarded as a classic, Connor describes what it takes to compete, survive and win during thosedays of gruelling effort Alongside the heroism and athleticism, he reveals the extraordinary amounts of chicanery, from pulling riders along to illicit drug use Time has not dimmed the impact of this eye opening and entertaining close up look at the supreme endurance event, and Wide Eyed and Legless is destined to be acclaimed by a new generation of cycling enthusiasts I was told that this was the best bicycling book ever written Well, I guess bicycling books must be very poorly written because this book was not very good I would not have minded if the author was just a poor writer But it goes further than that Run on sentences and grammatical errors abound in this poorly written tome It did not foreshadow what was to become of the tour a decade later with the arrival of the dopers Connor did not foresee what was to come But importantly he did not report on what most certainly going on during the tour on which he reported I say this because several riders failed their drug tests during this tour and Connor did not see any reason to discuss it other than to mention it in passing That would make him part of the problem Very sad.