Draft Animals by Phil Gaimon

Draft Animals

By Phil Gaimon

  • Publication Date: 2017-10-10
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors
5 Score: 5 (From 72 Ratings)

Book Overview

From the author of the cult favorite Pro Cycling on $10 a Day and Ask a Pro, the story of one man’s quest to realize his childhood dream, and what happened when he actually did it.
Like countless other kids, Phil Gaimon grew up dreaming of being a professional athlete. But unlike countless other kids, he actually pulled it off. After years of amateur races, hard training, living out of a suitcase, and never taking “no” for an answer, he finally achieved his goal and signed a contract to race professionally on one of the best teams in the world.

Now, Gaimon pulls back the curtain on the WorldTour, cycling’s highest level. He takes readers along for his seasons in Europe, covering everything from rabid, water-bottle-stealing Belgian fans, to contract renewals, to riding in poisonous smog, to making friends in a sport plagued by doping. Draft Animals reveals a story as much about bike racing as it is about the never-ending ladder of achieving goals, failure, and finding happiness if you land somewhere in-between.

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Recent Reviews

  • Amazeballs

    By Mraz8
  • Excellent Book!!!

    By Beason907
    Well written and entertaining. This book destroyed alot of the preconceived notions I had about pro cyclist. Thanks Phil!
  • Great book!

    By Jeff 591
    Enjoyed every page, and recommended it to my Dad who felt the same.