A homage to the book ‘The Rider’ by Tim Krabbé

While the race wasn’t due to occur until early February next year — more than five months from now — race organisers decided it was better to cancel the event and focus on 2022.

by CyclingTips

photography by James Raison


There are certain inevitable experiences that every cyclist will go through: getting a puncture, crashing, bonking, getting lost. Another experience every cyclist should have is reading the book “De Renner” (“The Rider”) by Dutch novelist Tim Krabbé.

On stage 6 of this year’s Tour de France the peloton will head to the summit of Mont Aigoual, a key location in “The Rider”.

The film above, entitled “His Twenty-two was still clean”, pays homage to the greatest cycling book of all time. As you’ll see, it features former pro Laurens ten Dam and comes from his production house “Live Slow Ride Fast”.

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