PREORDER (available Oct 15) – Draft Animals: Living the Pro Cycling Dream, Once in Awhile

Please preorder through Penguin publishing. Stock up on your Christmas gifts and help me make this a bestseller:

Signed copies available here!

Note from Phil:

This is it. Everything I’ve done in the sport and in life so far builds up to “Draft Animals.” Writing this was the hardest I’ve ever worked, and I think it’s the best thing I’ve ever made. If you’ve enjoy anything I’ve done or written, you’ll like this more.

Description from Penguin Publishing:

Like countless other kids, Phil Gaimon grew up dreaming of being a professional athlete. But unlike countless other kids, he actually pulled it off. After years of amateur races, hard training, living out of a suitcase, and never taking “no” for an answer, he finally achieved his goal and signed a contract to race professionally on one of the best teams in the world.

Now, Gaimon pulls back the curtain on the WorldTour, cycling’s highest level. He takes readers along for his seasons in Europe, covering everything from rabid, water-bottle-stealing Belgian fans, to contract renewals, to riding in poisonous smog, to making friends in a sport plagued by doping. Draft Animals reveals a story as much about bike racing as it is about the never-ending ladder of achieving goals, failure, and finding happiness if you land somewhere in-between.