Cycling Book of the Year | Shortlisted

Jan Ullrich

by Daniel Friebe

The Best There Never Was

The first biography of Jan Ullrich, arguably the most naturally talented cyclist of his generation, and also one of the most controversial champions of the Tour de France. This is a gripping account of how unbearable expectation, mental and physical fragility, the effects of a complicated childhood, a morally corrupt sport and one individual – Lance Armstrong – can conspire to reroute destiny.


Jan Ullrich
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