Pedro Delgado – A Life on the Pedals
Pedro Delgado’s 13 year racing career spanned one of cycling’s golden decades. Riding against Hinault and Fignon in their prime in the early 1980s, then later against Roche and LeMond, through to mentoring Indurain in the 1990s, he took part in the Tour de France and in one of the other grand tours in every year but his first and last. His final Haul of one Tour de France and two Vuelta victories perhaps does not do justice to his talent, but then he was a rider whose defeats were often every bit as memorable and every bit as spectacular, as his victories, and they too could be accompanied by controversy.
This book give s rare and often funny insight into the inner world of the professional peloton in that era. Life in the team hotel; the obsessions about diet and health; the eccentricities and foibles of both riders and their directors; as well as the loyalties and feuds provoked by this, the hardest of sports.
Title – Pedro Delgado – A Life on the Pedals
Author/Editor/Introduction – Pedro Delgado with Julian Redondo
Publisher – Mousehold Press
Edition – 2019
Cover – Paperback
Pages – 225
Size -230 x 155 x 22mm
ISBN – 978-1874739876