Shut Up, Legs!

Shut Up, Legs!

My Wild Ride on and Off the Bike

Book - 2016
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Beloved German cyclist Jens Voigt isn't a superstar in the traditional sense of the word. Although he won three stages of the Tour De France--and wore the yellow jersey twice--Voigt never claimed an overall victory. He became a star because he embodies qualities that go beyond winning and losing: sacrifice, selflessness, reliability, and devotion. European and American crowds were drawn to his aggressive riding style, outgoing nature, and refreshing realness.

Voigt adopted a tireless work ethic that he carried throughout his career. In Shut Up, Legs! (a legendary Jensism), Voigt reflects upon his childhood in East Germany, juggling life as a professional cyclist and a father of six, and how he remained competitive without doping. Shut Up, Legs! offers a rare glimpse inside his heart and mind.
Publisher: Emmaus, Pennsylvania :, Rodale Books,, 2016
ISBN: 9781623365202
Branch Call Number: 796.62 VOI 2016
Characteristics: 244 pages : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Startt, James D. 1932-


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Nov 16, 2016

Considering all the years Jens has been riding I was expecting a little more. This is very light reading and if you have followed him there is likely nothing in this book you don't already know. Three really good reads though, Domestique, The True Life Ups and Downs of A Tour by Cyclist by Charlie Wegelius. And to read about some of cyclings greats, Bernard Hinault and the Fall and Rise of French Cycling and Sex, Lies and Handlebar Tape The Remarkable Life of Jacques Anquetil, the First Five-times Winner of the Tour De France. All three are in the VPL catalogue.

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