WIN: New Stephen Roche Born to Ride Autobiography + Meet the Man Himself
by Adam Tranter
The lucky winners will get to meet the Triple Crown winner at the central London launch, as well as receive a signed copy of the new autobiography, hot off the press. This year is particularly special for Stephen, as it is his 25th anniversary of winning the Tour de France, World Championships and Giro d'Itaia in 1987.
Victory at the World Cycling Championship in Austria completed a near-unprecedented ‘triple crown’ that included triumphs in the same year at the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia. In April, against all odds, he had fought his own team and an angry, partisan Italian crowd who had spat at him on his way to taking the Giro. In July a superhuman effort at La Plagne, saw him secure the yellow jersey just before he blacked out. Roche’s victory in Austria confirmed his virtuosity.
Born to Ride, Stephen Roche’s first full autobiography, uses his best year as the starting point to explore the rest of his life. He doesn’t hold back as he examines the many ups and downs of his time on and off the bike, scrutinising victories, defeats, rivals, serious injury, doping allegations and agonizing family breakdown.
At the heart of the book lies an enigma. For all his charm and rare, natural talent, beneath the surface lies an incredible tenacity and determination. Roche finally reveals himself as a smiling assassin; a master-strategist who lives to attack.
Stephen Roche was born in Dundrum, Dublin, Ireland. As a road racing cyclist, over the course of 13 years, he recorded 58 professional career wins, including the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia and the World Road Racing Championship, all of which he won in 1987. Since retiring Stephen has set up and built Stephen Roche Cycling Holidays and Training Camps, based in Majorca and worked as a commentator for Eurosport. Born to Ride is his first full autobiography.
How to enter:
To enter the competition, head over to our Twitter page, follow us and Retweet the competition message. We will also be running the competition on Facebook, where you'll need to Like and Share the post.
Terms: Winners will need to be available on Wednesday 30th May 2012 in Central London. Travel is not included. Each of the three winners will receive a ticket to join the book launch, as well as a signed copy of the Born to Ride book.
Entrants can enter more than once on each social networking site, but their entry will only be counted once on each social networking site. The prize has no cash value and cannot be exchanged or returned.
Up to three winners will be chosen between now and Friday 25th May 2012. Winners will have three calendar days to confirm they would like their prize, otherwise a new winner will be chosen.
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