Le Metier: The Seasons of a Professional Cyclist

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The book is a collaboration between Michael Barry who, in addition to riding for Team Sky, has written columns for the New York Times and several books about cycling, and photographer Camille J McMillan. It’s an honest and sometimes touching look into the life, trials and tribulations, as well as the triumphs, of a cycling domestique. Barry’s poignant prose and McMillan’s atmospheric photography create a volume that gives the reader a rare glance into the fascinating and occasionally strange world of professional cycling. The third edition features contributions from David Millar and Christian Vandevelde and additional text from Barry, having ridden his first Tour de France. An extremely limited edition, signed by both of the authors, is also available. Le Metier is a remarkable biopsy of Barry’s love affair with his bike, and we recommend it strongly. – London Cycle Sport Amid the bling, the controversy, the glamour and the television images each July, it’s easy to forget the daily, monthly, yearly grind of training, competition and travel. For Barry and company, it is truly all about the bike. – The Guardian Gritty, insightful, and inspiring account of what it takes to succeed as a cycling pro’ and as a human being too – Road.cc It’s not a cheap read, but in that Le Metier is the equivalent of a Hetchins it will last, and it is well done. Integrated books about the nature, rather than the history, of professional cycling are rare, and much thought has gone into this one. – The Guardian Above all, what comes across is what connects all cyclists, be they raw amateur or World Champion – the simple pleasure to be gained from riding. – Cycling Weekly

Publisher: Rouleur Ltd
ISBN: 9780956423313
Publication date: December 2010
232 pages / paperback

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Weight 990 kg
Dimensions 25 × 3 × 20 cm

1 review for Le Metier: The Seasons of a Professional Cyclist

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    oliver bertin

    Excellent. Michael really expressed the joy of riding a bicycle … I think of the book every time I go for a ride.

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