Looking for a good book to enjoy while you’re at home? Here are a few good reads for cyclists that will keep you engaged in the sport—from your couch, back porch, or wherever you’re holed up! And VeloPress would like to give you 15% off with the coupon code “GOODREADS” at checkout.
Slaying the Badger: Greg LeMond, Bernard Hinault, and the Greatest Tour by Richard Moore: Enjoy this incomparably detailed and highly revealing tale of cycling’s most extraordinary rivalry: Greg LeMond vs. Bernard Hinault at the 1986 Tour de France.
Descent: My Epic Fall from Cycling Superstardom to Doping Dead End by Thomas Dekker: Get lost in this page-turning read about one man’s rise, fall, and redemption and what his story reveals about professional cycling.
Spitting in the Soup: Inside the Dirty Game of Doping in Sports by Mark Johnson: Sports journalist Mark Johnson explores how the deals made behind closed doors keep drugs in sports. Spitting in the Soup offers a bitingly honest, clear-eyed look at drug-banning, and what it will take to kick pills out of the locker room once and for all.
Rusch to Glory: Adventure, Risk & Triumph on the Path Less Traveled by Rebecca Rusch: One of the greatest endurance athletes of our time, Rebecca Rusch weaves her fascinating life’s story among the exotic locales and extreme conditions that forged an extraordinary athlete from ordinary roots.
Saving Lucy: A Girl, A Bike, A Street Dog by Ishbel Rose Holmes: Hit the road with British-Iranian writer-adventurer Ishbel Rose Holmes, who sets off to ride across the world when she encounters a street dog named Lucy who changes her life.