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The Resource A clean break : my story, Christophe Bassons with Benoît Hopquin ; translated by Peter Cossins

A clean break : my story, Christophe Bassons with Benoît Hopquin ; translated by Peter Cossins

Label
A clean break : my story
Title
A clean break
Title remainder
my story
Statement of responsibility
Christophe Bassons with Benoît Hopquin ; translated by Peter Cossins
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Christophe Bassons is a former professional cyclist. His career was a successful one albeit never in the full glare of the media. That all changed when, in 1998, the Festina doping scandal broke and Bassons shot to fame as one of the handful of clean riders in the peloton - and as the only professional who dared to speak openly about the topic. Having been seen as a possible champion, his instinctive and stubborn refusal to dope saw him outstripped in physique, stamina and speed by men he'd once equalled or exceeded. His willingness to denounce the doping culture set him against the entire ethos of professional cycling: owners, management and his peers - the likes of Lance Armstrong, Richard Virenque, Christophe Moreau. A year later, Bassons' career was over. Having clashed publicly with other riders - notably with Armstrong during the 1999 Tour de France - and written in French newspapers of his disbelief and disgust, Bassons found himself exhausted and exiled - chewed up and spat out by the sport he loved
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1974-
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Bassons, Christophe
Dewey number
  • 796.6'2'092
  • 796.62092
  • 796.62092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Hopquin, Benoît
  • Cossins, Peter
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  • Bassons, Christophe
  • Cyclists
  • Bicycle racing
  • Doping in sports
  • Biography
Label
A clean break : my story, Christophe Bassons with Benoît Hopquin ; translated by Peter Cossins
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Publication
Note
Translated from the French
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781472910356
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 227 pages
Isbn
9781472910356
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
A clean break : my story, Christophe Bassons with Benoît Hopquin ; translated by Peter Cossins
Publication
Note
Translated from the French
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781472910356
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 227 pages
Isbn
9781472910356
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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