Draft Animals : Living the Pro Cycling Dream (Once in a While)

Author(s): Phil Gaimon


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 and hard training, 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 water-bottle-stealing fans, to contract renewals, to riding in poisonous smog, to making friends in a sport plagued by doping.


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"[Gaimon] shares the emotional roller coaster of long-distance relationships and the stresses of securing contracts with race teams. Highly recommended for anyone interested in cycling, this is a candid account from an outspoken cyclist who pursued his career with passion, a sense of humor, and integrity." --Booklist

Phil Gaimon retired from laziness and computer games in 2004 and began riding a bike to lose weight. Now, after a long career as a pro cyclist, including two years in the WorldTour, he's dedicated himself to sharing joy--through books, a cookie-themed Fondo in Malibu, Strava hunts on a YouTube channel, and podcasts.

General Fields

  • : 9780143131243
  • : Penguin Putnam Inc
  • : Penguin USA
  • : 0.65
  • : September 2017
  • : 0.75000mm X 5.50000mm X 8.00000mm
  • : United States
  • : October 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Phil Gaimon
  • : Paperback
  • : 1017
  • : English
  • : 796.6/2092
  • : 2017015784
  • : 352
  • : 1 Illustrations, unspecified