The excellent critic Feargal McKay has reviewed Greg LeMond: Yellow Jersey Racer for Podium Cafe.
“A book that’s been a long time in the coming, Yellow Jersey Racer is worth the wait. All told, Andrews offers an excellent broad-brush portrait of a rider and his era, of America’s first Tour champion – and, today, its only Tour champion – and the years in which cycling came of age and served up some of the strongest images and stories in its history…[The stories] show that while LeMond is the focus of Yellow Jersey Racer, the book attempts to paint a much broader picture, tell you not just about LeMond, but about the sport itself during his era.”
A new book, Greg LeMond: Yellow Jersey Racer, celebrates LeMond’s entire legendary career through huge photographs and revealing interviews with LeMond, his teammates, and his rivals. LeMond’s early promise as a young rider of limitless talent, his raw battle to take victory in the 1986 Tour, his unbelievable comeback from near death, the resurgence of his career as he faced a new generation of supercharged EPO athletes—this celebration of LeMond covers it all with incisive writing, intimate interviews with teammates and rivals, and illuminating photographs. Key moments in LeMond’s career are documented with spectacular photography including the iconic pictures you remember and new images not seen outside LeMond’s personal circles.
Includes extensive contributions from LeMond and interviews with Jeff Bradley, Kent Gordis, Phil Anderson, Sean Kelly, Ron Kiefel, Stephen Roche, Robert Millar, Shelley Verses, Andy Hampsten, Johan Lammerts, Ronan Pensec, Otto Jacome, and Chris Boardman.