Jan Ullrich - Il più forte, il più fragile

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It is the first biography of Jan Ullrich, probably the most talented cyclist of his generation as well as one of the most controversial champions...
It is the first biography of Jan Ullrich, probably the most talented cyclist of his generation as well as one of the most controversial champions in the history of the Tour de France. He was the first German winner of the Tour, achieving victory in 1997 almost ten minutes ahead of his rivals, a result that was hailed as a changing of the guard and the beginning of a new era for. Everyone seemed to agree: Jan Ullrich represented the future of cycling. He was also soon voted the most popular sportsman of all time in Germany and his rivalry with Lance Armstrong characterized the most controversial years of the Tour de France. Journalist Daniel Friebe went in search of the man who in 1997 was said to dominate cycling for a generation, but never quite succeeded. What happened along the way? What emerges is a compelling tale of how unsustainable expectations, mental and physical fragility, the effects of a complicated childhood, a morally corrupt sport and one opponent in particular - Lance Armstrong - can conspire to divert destiny. Daniel Friebe takes us from the legacy of East Germany's anti-drug program to the pinnacle of professional cycling and asks: what price can you put on sporting immortality?
Translation: Filippo Cauz

    "I've seen a lot of lean, tight riders in a group, but very few winners of the Tour de France."
    Jan Ullrich.

THE AUTHOR – DANIEL FRIEBE
He is one of the most experienced and respected British cycling journalists, voice of The Cycling Podcast, perhaps the most famous and listened to podcast in the sector. Long-time editor of Procycling Magazine, he is a veteran with fourteen Tours de France under his belt as a correspondent. He is also the author of Mountain High, Mountain Higher. Daniel's sports articles have appeared in a variety of publications, including the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph and many others. He speaks fluent French, Italian and German and is also fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.



Weight: 0.6kg
Dimensions: 27 × 16 × 2.5 cm
Author: Daniel Friebe
Number of pages: 512
Format: 13 x 20 cm

Italian version only.

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