Paul Kimmage’s boyhood dreams were of cycling glory—wearing the yellow jersey, cycling the Tour de France, and becoming a national hero. He knew it. Rough Ride has ratings and 62 reviews. John said: I love this book!! Even if you dislike the prickly nature of Paul Kimmage and his abrupt style yo. Rough Ride is a William Hill Sports Book of the Year, written by Irish journalist Paul Kimmage in It is an autobiography that charts the author’s upbringing .

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Kimmage had been a sports journalist with the Sunday Independent in Ireland. Aug 12, Patrick Dean rated it really liked it. Finally, the flash of inspiration arrived. RSS feeds available here: Twenty years later absolutely nothing has changed.

You get the feeling that Kimmage is feeling the pain of the loss of Walsh from his life but, for better or worse, he has always been a hostage to his convictions and prepared to sacrifice writing gigs, friends and even the most important relationships of his life for them. That’s my contribution to the sport of cycling and I’m very pleased oimmage have made it,” Kimmage tells Cyclingnews in an exclusive interview. I definitely got that there was pressure, but what was missing I felt was the point that there was pressure because the playing field wasn’t level.

Jun 21, Tarun Rattan rated it really liked it.

Rough Ride: Behind the Wheel with a Pro Cyclist

THE Christmas tree twinkles in the corner. The only sacrifice seemed to be the absence from home.

It was about the issue in her sport. It was overall disappointing They pick up on the negativity very quickly. I bought a copy of Pirlo and scanned the shelves for Rough Ride. Kimmage took his own implied inclusion in that “mob” deeply personally but he is deliberately opaque about what else went on between himself and Walsh. The book is Paul Kimmage’s succinct narration of doping in cycling is a fine example of sports journalism.


Dublin 3-year-old Daisy is a future Oscar winner with her improvised And despite his honesty he shied away from nailing people on the drugs issue. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. He is a former professional road bicycle racer.

Irish sport images provided by Inpho Photography unless otherwise stated. I wonder if any of those riders suffered long term affects. He comes off a little whiny sometimes,but tells a story only someone on the inside could tell. EPO, hormones, and blood doping ruled the 90’s and, one could argue, still do I wanted to read this book after the fiery exchange between the writer and Lance Armstrong at the Tour of California pre-race press conference YouTube “Armstrong” and “Kimmage”.

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Thai elite turn out for Leicester City owner’s funeral An elaborate funeral begins for Thai billionaire and Leicester City football club owner Kimmage was planning on ending his professional cycling career at the end of the Nissan Classic which ended each year on O’Connell Street in Dublin but after Roche had to withdraw from the Tour de FranceKimmage withdrew and subsequently gave up as a professional.

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Paul Kimmage’s boyhood dreams were of cycling glory: A Rough Ride would highlight the problem and make it better for all involved. I psul it would be hard this morning. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Unlike the giants of the road Kimmage’s reminiscences are mainly about grovelling up climbs, abandoning or just about making the time limit. This morning, I rode out of Toulouse on the twelfth stage of the Tour de France with a week ridde. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Now, it is understood, Stephen Roche is ‘taking advice about legal action’. Jun 23, Steve is currently reading it.

Views Read Edit View history. Sport Newsletter The best sport action straight to your inbox every morning. Armstrong and many of his former teammates have rubbished Landis’ accusations but Kimmage is convinced he is believable.


They’re the ones that go back to the team car to get water,food, e I haven’t read this book in a while, but was reminded of it with the recent positive test in the Tour de France. Almost twenty years later, Yellow Jersey is publishing an updated edition of this cycling classic, with a new foreword by the author which reflects on his life both inside and outside the sport.

For his part, Brown claimed there are taxation issues and liabilities associated with the fund which he has taken on personally and that if the case against Kimmage is ever recommenced, the fund will pay his Defence bills. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Amateur boxing may have destroyed itself last weekend – and Ireland Maybe were taking two steps forwards and one back but it’s going to be a long process.

Kimmage talks about drug use back when testing was pretty much non existent. His book tells of his disappointing experiences as a professional and he claims widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs. But he only doped a little and they made him dope.

Paul Kimmage: Views and reviews differ on Rough Ride

Kimmage has always been a fierce critic of how cycling is run by the UCI, believing the sports governing body is responsible for many of the current problems. I haven’t read this book in a while, but was reminded of it with the recent positive test in the Tour de France.

The cynicism about kimmafe three gifts brought by the Magi is fine for a minor but I fail to see its relevance in Paul’s book except to show how cynical he is about everything.