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Dancing on the Pedals: The Found Poetry of Phil Liggett, the Voice of Cycling

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He’s dancing on his pedals

In a most immodest way.

—Tour de France, 1989

In the tradition of Phil Rizzuto’s O Holy Cow!, this is a lighthearted, ironic arrangement into verse form of Phil Liggett’s florid, enthusiastic narrations of cycling’s greatest races. Anyone who has ever watched the Tour de France on TV knows Phil, and his flights of rhetorical brilliance are legion. Bicycling Magazine writes, “His voice defines the sport the way Howard Cosell’s did for boxing and football.” Astonishingly poetic and intelligent, Phil Liggett’s narrations lend themselves perfectly to this found poetry approach.

Bill Strickland is executive editor of Bicycling Magazine and the author of The Quotable Cyclist.

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O Holy Cow! for bicyclists — the poetry in the work of bicycle racing's most famous announcer.

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Phil Liggett is the premier announcer in the world of professional cycling.

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neal.esko, July 29, 2010 (view all comments by neal.esko)
It's great to see Phil's dynamic and, yes, poetic turns of phrase rendered as actual "poetry". As the cyclists are poetry in motion, so Phil Liggett tries to match their physical poetry with his own words. Doug Donaldson has assembled them in a manner that is clever, funny and practically begs the reader to create their own poems out of this premier announcer's words.
Definitely recommended to all Phil Phans!
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ISBN:
9781891369551
Editor:
Donaldson, Doug
Editor:
Strickland, Bill
Editor:
Donaldson, Doug
Author:
Strickland, Bill
Author:
Liggett, Phil
Author:
Donaldson, Doug
Publisher:
Breakaway Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Cycling - General
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Bicycling General
Subject:
Cycling
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20050731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 BandW photographs
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
6.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 in 6.5 oz

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