Breaking the Chain Drugs and Cycling – The True Story by Willy Voet. Introduction by Gerard Knapp Cyclingnews has obtained online rights to publish extracts. Breaking the Chain: Drugs and Cycling – the True Story by Willy Voet, trans William Fotheringham pp, Yellow Jersey, £ The Rider. On 8 July Festina team soigneur Willy Voet was stopped by the police. In his car were the drugs the team needed if they were to have any.

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Willy Voet – Wikipedia

Three Cups of Deceit. Add all three to Basket. Willy Voet born July 4, [1] is a Belgian sports physiotherapist. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. To ask other readers questions about Breaking The Chainplease sign up. This is the story written by the masseur.

Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: For this exploit, Voet gained a brief notoriety as the Tour descended into grim farce, with the police raiding hotel rooms and arresting cyclists for questioning.

His death provoked one of the first of the chaain cyclical drugs scandals. Very easy to read. Voet’s first encounter with drugs was at the age of 18 when a friend and club team-mate persuaded him to take amphetamines for a race. The car was searched, he was immediately arrested and so the story that has been undermining the sport of cycling since the death of Tomm On 8 July Festina team soigneur Willy Voet wily stopped by the police.


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Crossing Europe on a Bike Called Reggie. Presumably the team thought they could claim that this masseur was working for himself. Imprisoned for sixteen days, sacked from the Festina team and ostracised from the sport to which he had dedicated his life, Willy Voet at last was able to tell the truth.

Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more. His sensational story will change cycling forever. I think it would be much better if all cyclists rode clean and did not rely on drugs to perform fantastic feats of strength etc.

Write a customer review. Willy seems careful not to name too many names.

Aug 31, Craig Hall rated it liked it. So Lance willy sort of correct! But it must be said, with no disrespect to William Fotheringham this time in his capacity as Voet’s translatorthat Breaking the Chain joins a long and undistinguished list of very badly written books by retired participants in pro cycling.

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But the greatest part of all, the reason why Simpson’s name is still so extraordinarily redolent with meaning and sentiment, is that he died on his bike in the most dramatic of circumstances. Views Read Edit View history. The intricacies of the deep dark world of cycle racing and drug taking cyclists.


I can’t see how several riders weren’t discovered sooner!! Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Willy Voet’s story is a good one although his stories feel like an endless list of anecdotes that he pieced together to pad out his book.

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A favourite yarn of mine, which was doing the rounds well beforeconcerned a celebrated French cyclist who was said to have had to change shoe-sizes mid-season because he’d taken so much growth hormone that his feet had got bigger. Top Reviews Most recent Chian Reviews.

Sep 28, Garrett Burnett rated it really liked it Shelves: It seems safe to say that no pharmacist has yet devised a drug that would improve Voet’s performance as an author; his storytelling needs not just a shot in the arm, but radical surgery. A History of the Tour de France. Thr car was searched, he was immediately arrested and so the story that has been undermining the sport of cycling since the death of Tommy Simpson infinally voeg.