The Beast, the Emperor and the Milkman: A Bone-shaking Tour through Cycling's Flemish Heartlands
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.
|Publisher||Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Publication date||7 February 2019|
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