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The Resource Battle scars, Stuart O'Grady with Reece Homfray

Battle scars, Stuart O'Grady with Reece Homfray

Label
Battle scars
Title
Battle scars
Statement of responsibility
Stuart O'Grady with Reece Homfray
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Stuart O'Grady is one of Australia's best-loved cyclists with a long and successful career in cycling for Australia and as a professional road cyclist. The record holder for most starts in a Tour de France ever, as well as an Olympic gold medallist and winner of the Green Jersey on four occasions, O'Grady is one of cycling's most respected stars. But in 2013, following his retirement, Stuart made a shock announcement: he had used EPO, a performance enhancing drug, in the 1998 Tour de France. For a cyclist renowned for his strength and determination, this was a shocking blow to his reputation and his hard won legacy. Starting his career as a teenager O'Grady worked tirelessly to rise to the top of elite cycling. Known as 'Mr Indestructible', he fractured eight ribs, a shoulder blade, collarbone, three vertebrae and punctured his right lung - all in one Tour de France. His never-say-die attitude has inspired people everywhere and he is a true hero to anyone who has enjoyed The Tour over the past two decades. Recounting his incredible 20 year career including 17 Tour de France starts, Battle Scars recounts the highs and lows of Stuart's cycling journey, including the culture in elite international cycling and the pressure on young teenage cyclists to perform, which led to his now infamous choice to take performance enhancing drug EPO in 1998. But in this up-front and honest autobiography Stuey reveals more than just headlines
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NJB
Dewey number
796.62092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Battle scars, Stuart O'Grady with Reece Homfray
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
298 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781742706399
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 17086799
  • 17086799
Label
Battle scars, Stuart O'Grady with Reece Homfray
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
298 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781742706399
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 17086799
  • 17086799

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