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Phil Gaimon's new book recounts transition from fat kid to pro cyclist

Published May 8, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — VeloPress' latest book title is "Pro Cycling on $10 a Day: From Fat Kid to Euro Pro," by Phil Gaimon, a member of Team Garmin-Sharp.

At 16, Gaimon began cycling in hopes of shedding a few pounds before going off to college. He soon fell into racing and discovered he was a natural, riding his way into a pro contract after just one season.

Besides his cycling accomplishments, Gaimon has written columns and blogs for cycling sites and magazines and is also a bike industry entrepreneur.

VeloPress says, "His book chronicles a racer's daily lot of blood-soaked bandages, sleazy motels, cheap food, and overflowing toilets. But Gaimon also celebrates the true beauty of the sport and the worth of the journey, proving in the end that even among the narrow ranks of world-class professional cycling, there will always be room for a hardworking outsider."

The 312-page paperback retails for $18.95. 

More information and a sample: velopress.com/phil.


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