Fotheringham manages to paint a comprehensive picture of a man and athlete driven by ambition. He recounts how the people living and working with SImpson perceived him so that readers can see Simpson from different angles. It becomes obvious how Fotheringham struggles between his esteem for perhaps "the" most influential British cyclist ever and his contempt for the doper he was as well. All in all, one of the best biographies I have ever read.
gives an interesting insight into the world of cycling during Simpson's times. Still, not so much has changed since this amphetamine pill-popping era, or has it? =) Anyways, it's a good book and great fun to read if you are into cycling! Recommended!