Hilarious: after the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) stripped the American cyclist of his 7 Tour de France victories, a Glasgow bookshop simply shelved his autobiography in “Fiction.” Anyway, this is where the real champions are. If you haven’t seen The Triplets of Belleville, take a ride to your local DVD shop and watch it.
Also on today’s reading list, three great books on cycling:
- H.G. Wells’s The Wheels of Chance (1895—those were the days, before the rise of cars—by the author of The War of the Worlds)
- Flann O’Brien’s The Third Policeman (now a great classic of literature, not just literature about bikes, written in 1939-1940—famous quote: “Is it about a bicycle?”)
- Ralph Hurne’s The Yellow Jersey (1973—a detective novel featuring a prophetic drugs scandal in the Tour de France)
|Les Triplettes de Belleville de Sylvain Chomet (2003)|