No one had more fun being bad than Thomas Dekker. In his award-winning, international best-seller DESCENT, Dekker spares no one as he tells the story of a yearslong bender that exposes the brutal truth of his life as a professional cyclist. Enjoy this in-depth review of the book.

DESCENT by Thomas Dekker

“The last few decades have spawned a trove of juicy material for cycling journalists. In 2012 and 2013, writing about Lance Armstrong became a cottage industry, while a multitude of doping scandals found their way to the stands of bookstores. On the other end of the spectrum you have memoirs written by cyclists that are often so dry or self-congratulatory that only the most diehard fans can appreciate them.

However, Thomas Dekker’s new book Mijn Gevecht, or My Fight, written with Thijs Zonneveld of the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad, has something that one rarely comes across in a cycling memoir — vulnerability.”

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No one had more fun being bad than Thomas Dekker. In his award-winning, international best-seller DESCENT, Dekker spares no one as he tells the story of a yearslong bender that exposes the brutal truth of his life as a professional cyclist.

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