The remarkable untold story of the mercurial cycling prodigy Frank Vandenbroucke. Featuring exclusive contributions from his family, friends and teammates, William Hill award-winning author Andy McGrath lays bare Vandenbroucke's chaotic and complicated life. They called him God. For his grace on a bicycle, for his divine talent, for his heavenly looks. Frank Vandenbroucke had it all, and in the late nineties he raced with dazzling speed and lived even faster. The Belgian won most of cycling's most prestigious races, including Li ge-Bastogne-Li ge and Paris-Nice, enthralling a generation of cycling fans. Off the bike, he only had one enemy - himself. His rise to prominence coincided with a rampant period of doping and Vandenbroucke had a wayward streak. He regularly fell out with team managers and had all-night party sessions mixing sleeping pills and alcohol.
Andy McGrath is a freelance journalist and the former editor of Rouleur magazine. Having previously worked at Cycling Weekly and Cycle Sport, he has also written on cycling for the Guardian and Financial Times. He is the co-author of The Official Treasure of the Tour de France and the author of Tom Simpson: Bird on the Wire, which won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2017.