"A concise and thrilling year-by-year history of the Tour de France. Blazing Saddles is great for road race buffs, but it's also perfect for anyone with even a passing interest in the Tour." --Out There Monthly -- Out There Monthly, June, 2008
"This book earned Podium Cafe's first ever five-star rating! Blazing Saddles takes a brief look at each edition of the Tour and tries to ferret out a story or two that adds color to the sport. Call it 92 stories about the Tour de France, if you will. The book's essential value lies in bringing many of these lost stories back to life. Rendell carefully picks out those stories which lend both color and insight into the world's greatest race and the utterly abnormal people destined to ride it." --PodiumCafe.com -- PodiumCafe.com, June, 2008
About the Author
Rendell survived Hodgkin's Disease and lecturing at British and Latvian universities before entering TV and print journalism.