Breaking the Chain Drugs and Cycling – The True Story by Willy Voet. Introduction by Gerard Knapp Cyclingnews has obtained online rights to publish extracts. Breaking the Chain: Drugs and Cycling – the True Story by Willy Voet, trans William Fotheringham pp, Yellow Jersey, £ The Rider. On 8 July Festina team soigneur Willy Voet was stopped by the police. In his car were the drugs the team needed if they were to have any.

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Colin rated it liked it Dec 18, Training and Racing with a Power Meter, 2nd Ed. He makes no secret of the fact that he was happy to take some ‘Belgian Mix’, a potent cocktail of illegal drugs, better that than falling asleep at the wheel and crashing into a tree he says!

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Those records were used in court as evidence during the trials of the Festina affair. Nlwagner rated it really liked it Jan 30, Voet’s account is interesting and illuminating, even now, more than a decade after the fact. Finding Ultra, Revised and Updated Edition. Seems honest and sincere in his account. Share your thoughts with other customers.

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Voet is often vilified as a horrible cheat who breaming in the business of dragging cycling into the dirt, but what is clear is how long, and how extensive the networks of drug use extend ed. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.


It gives his writing a highly nuanced sense of how the British racing scene is still haunted by Simpson’s memory. I chose this book as I have a keen interest in drugs I don’t know anything about cycling so I struggled a little but persevered.

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Read more Read less. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Retrieved from ” https: I have friends in the cycling community who concur with all that has been written.

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Having devoured several books on drugs in sports in general and cycling in particular, it was fascinating to see how deep the roots go. Also check our best rated Biography reviews.

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For this exploit, Voet gained a brief notoriety as the Tour descended into grim farce, with the police raiding hotel rooms and arresting cyclists for questioning. It also exposes a lot about the corruption and money in professional sport where the shit always rolls downhill.

The surprising ease of which drugs can be taken and are soon untraceable means that no professional sport is devoid of this problem and this unique insite will pull the wool from your eyes.


It was fascinating to learn just how much of the job it was to pick up, inject and help riders get drugs into their systems.

Crossing Europe on a Bike Called Reggie. Details of how these drugs are obtained, mixed together to make cocktails, administered and concealed are all included in this graphic and uninhibited account of how drugs brought cycling to its knees.

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Presumably the team thought they could claim that this masseur was working for himself. Sean Perry rated it it was ok Mar 01, See all free Kindle reading apps. Willy Voet’s story is a good one although his stories feel like an endless list of anecdotes that he pieced together to pad out his book.

Willy Voet, outcast and alone blows the entire lid on what is still the greatest test of human endurance