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Field of Fire: The Tour de France of 87 and the Rise and Fall of ANC-Halfords Jeff Connor

Field of Fire: The Tour de France of 87 and the Rise and Fall of ANC-Halfords

Jeff Connor

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ISBN : 9781845961701
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256 pages
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In 1987, a British-based team competed in the Tour de France for the first time in almost two decades. The ANC-Halfords squad were decimated by the punishing pace, the manager walked out during one of the Alpine stages, five of the nine riders andMoreIn 1987, a British-based team competed in the Tour de France for the first time in almost two decades. The ANC-Halfords squad were decimated by the punishing pace, the manager walked out during one of the Alpine stages, five of the nine riders and some of the staff never made it to Paris, and most of the personnel went unpaid. ANC were the definitive innocents abroad and it became one of the great sporting misadventures of all time.If that wasnt bad enough for ANC, a tabloid journalist travelled with them for the full three weeks. Jeff Connors account of the Tour, Wide-Eyed and Legless, became a classic and was later voted number one in Cycle Sports list of the best cycling books of all time.Now, 25 years on, Connor revisits the scene of the crime, tracks down the participants and discovers exactly how their fortunes were changed, some irrevocably, by the 87 Tour. Field of Fire tells a moving tale of sporting disillusionment, heartbreak, anger - and humour.