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Draft Animals by Phil Gaimon
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Oct 10, 2017 | ISBN 9780143131243

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“A Ball Four for cycling, Draft Animals [is] full of observations about cycling’s less glamorous side.” —Jason Gay, The Wall Street Journal

“As a cycling fan, I was completely captivated by Gaimon’s book, and I churned through all 320 pages in one day…[Gaimon] has tremendous insight into this very strange period in the sport’s history and recounts the emotional and psychological fallout from each success and failure…Draft Animals is a blatant attack on cycling’s culture of silence.” —Velonews

Draft Animals is written with raw honesty. . . More than anything else, [Gaimon] makes you want to go jump on a bike right now.” —Sports Illustrated

“An easy read that had me laughing and crying . . . At the end of the book, Gaimon had changed my opinion on what I thought it was like to be a professional rider and he had done so in an eloquent and engaging way.” —Cyclist

“[Gaimon] shares the emotional roller coaster of long-distance relationships and the stresses of securing contracts with race teams. Highly recommended for anyone interested in cycling, this is a candid account from an outspoken cyclist who pursued his career with passion, a sense of humor, and integrity.” —Booklist

“I enjoyed reading Draft Animals. It’s a colourful and personal take on life in the professional peloton, and Phil Gaimon writes with an easy and honest style. If you take one thing away from the book, it’s that nothing’s really black and white: some people cheat at sport and are otherwise genuine and pleasant human beings, some people are completely righteous in their attitude to fair sport and inscrutable in their personal and business relationships, and the resulting mess is hard to navigate.” —

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