Bad Blood : The Secret Life of the Tour de France

Bad Blood : The Secret Life of the Tour de France

Book Title: Bad Blood : The Secret Life of the Tour de France

Author: Paul Kimmage

Format: Paperback | 240 pages

Publication Date: 14 Jul 2009

ISBN-13: 9780224080231

Even the biggest cycling fan can one day wake up to find that he has lost his faith

Bad Blood is the story of Jeremy Whittle's journey from unquestioning fan to Tour de France insider and confirmed sceptic. It's about broken friendships and a sport divided; about having to choose sides in the war against doping; about how galloping greed and corporate opportunism have led the Tour de France to the brink of destruction.

Part personal memoir, part devastating expose of a sport torn apart by drugs and scandal, Bad Blood is a love letter to one man's past, and a warning to cycling's future.

`Whatever you think about doping, you must read this book ... Well-balanced, considered, compelling' Rouleur

Shortlisted for the 2008 William Hill Sports Book of the Year