High Road, Chasing the Yellow Jersey
Phil Liggett, Frankie Andreu, John Howard, others praise new cycling novel
David Chauner’s new novel, High Road, Chasing the Yellow Jersey is a great summer read during the Tour de France and it’s getting top reviews from cyclists as well as non-cyclists and literary critics.
Phil Liggett, MBE and cycling TV commentator for over three decades said, “You don’t need to be a cyclist to enjoy this book. I could not put it down, and neither did I work out the ending. This is a brilliant read, although Phil Sterling (a character in the book) did seem to come very near to home!”
Nine-time Tour de France finisher, Frankie Andreu, calls the book, “…a cycling tale with plenty of drama and tension. It brings to life the gritty world of cycling while capturing the essence of the sport.”
And John Howard, Olympian, author and top performance cyclist says, “Chauner takes us on a suspenseful multi-dimensional joy ride replete with recognizable rider and TV personalities, potential romance and a nefarious and mysterious undercurrent that threatens to detonate the sport with greed, power and money…an engaging read!”
The author, David Chauner, has been involved in cycling as an athlete, television commentator, writer and event producer for forty years. He competed as an international cyclist for ten years and is a two-time Olympian. In 1983, he participated as an on-camera analyst in the first American coverage of the Tour de France by CBS and his articles on the sport have appeared in Sports Illustrated and the New York Times.
According to Chauner: “As an avid reader of fiction and many books on cycling, I realized that good novels with plausible, behind-the-scenes portrayal of the sport and the characters who follow it are rare. I wrote High Road to fill that void.”