Beast, the Emperor and the Milkman
Beast, the Emperor and the Milkman

Beast, the Emperor and the Milkman

Harry Pearson
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Cycling is wildly popular all over Belgium, but in the northern, Dutch-speaking half of the country it is part of the psyche. Flanders is the size of East Anglia with population a tenth of that of Great Britain, yet this small corner of north-west Europe has produced eight winners of the Tour de France, and five times as many professional riders as Italy or Spain.

Blending reportage, interviews, observation, biography and history and written with affectionate humour by a committed Belgophile, The Beast, the Emperor and the Milkman tells the story of Flanders' neurotic love affair with bike racing, from tough early heroes such as Jules Van Hevel - wounded by mortar fire in the First World War and leading the world championship road race until he collided with a cow - to latter-day ironmen such as Tom Boonen, three-times winner of the Tour of Flanders and owner of a pet donkey named Kamiel.

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ISBN 9781472945044
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Format Paperback
Pages 272
Publication date 7 February 2019

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