Cycling not your thing? Doesn’t matter. You must read this book. Author Tim Krabbe seats you on his racing saddle in a mythical amateur cycling race, le Tour de Mount Aigoual. His stream of tortured consciousness and deadly observation are a joy to read. Attacks laid down by breakaway companions Lebusque, Barthelemy, Reilhan and the mysterious rider from Cycles Goff put readers on the rivet and in oxygen debt. Keep a drink bottle and energy bar handy.