Published by Lyn on 1 June 2012
In an age when many sportspeople (including cyclists) release half-cooked autobiographies after one good season or one decent trophy win, it's refreshing when one that's truly justified comes along. And one that's worth the wait. Stephen Roche's first full autobiography, rather unimaginatively titled Born to Ride, fits into both categories.
It's been a long time coming. Some 25 years, in fact, since Roche rode his way to glory three times, winning the Tour de France, the Giro d'Italia and the World Championships all in the same year – 1987.
It's the year that (coincidentally or otherwise) opens both his own book and his son Nicolas' Inside the Peloton: My Life as a Professional Cyclist, which was published last year.