Wilfried de Jong - Author

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Wilfried de Jong is a well-known and highly regarded broadcaster, journalist and writer in his native Holland. A familiar face on Dutch TV, he has made a number of award-winning sports documentaries. In 2012 he won the Nico Scheepmaker Award for the best sports book of the year for Head in the Wind, which went on to be a bestseller in Holland. In 2015 his collection of cycling columns Solo was nominated for the Dutch Sports Book of the Year. The Man and his Bike combines the very best of De Jong's stories on cycling in one unique collection. Introduced by Bert Wagendorp, author of Ventoux

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Niebla en el Mont Ventoux

Niebla en el Mont Ventoux

Author: Wilfried de Jong Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2017

Una magnifica novela sobre el ciclismo. Las historias aqu reunidas tienen un enfoque y un punto de vista personal, y tratan de los ms diversos aspectos del ciclismo, un deporte que en Espaa cuenta con cada vez ms adeptos. En la historia que da ttulo al libro, Wilfried De Jong, uno de los grandes escritores de ciclismo, celebra su 50 cumpleaos recorriendo una de las cumbres mticas del Tour de Francia, el Mont Ventoux. Su hijo y dos amigos lo siguen en un Renault de alquiler. Mientras pedalea cuesta arriba en una niebla cada vez ms espesa, De Jong evoca a las grandes figuras de los ciclistas que un da subieron esas terribles pendientes. En una de las curvas, la niebla es tan espesa que el coche est a punto de caer pendiente abajo. "e;Ciccloporno"e; narra la noticia del cierre de la tienda de Bahamontes, que De Jong visit Bahamontes todava siente un amor intenso por la vieja bici con la que gan el Tour de Francia. En otros relatos, nos acercaremos a grandes mitos del ciclismo como Gino Bartali o Eddie Merckx. "e;Bulgaria"e; es la historia de la carrera de 170 km que se recorri en Madrid, en el Mundial de ciclismo de carretera. Aburridos de dar vueltas al mismo circuito una y otra vez? No para los amantes del ciclismo!"e;Corbata siciliana"e; (una tcnica por la mafia para estrangular a sus enemigos) cuenta la incursin en la isla de una edicin del Giro de Italia. "e;Idiotas, idiotas, idiotas"e; trata sobre el dopaje como la plaga que estuvo a punto de destruir el ciclismo. Ningn detalle escapa a la atencin de este escritor entusiasta capaz de convertir el periodismo deportivo y su amor por el ciclismo en buena literatura. "e;Deja que Wilfired de Jong sea tu gua por el maravilloso mundo del ciclismo."e; Tim Krabb, autor de "e;El ciclista"e;"e;Un maestro del relato corto"e;Die Zeit"e;Nadie muestra la belleza del ciclismo como Wilfried"e;Het Parol

The Man and His Bike Musings on life and the art of cycling

The Man and His Bike Musings on life and the art of cycling

Author: Wilfried de Jong Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2017

...The helicopter is hanging above our heads. A woman with a child waves up to the family watching at home. Motorcycles tear past, sirens wailing. And here they come, the riders. Like a vast chameleon the peloton continually changes shape and colour. Four hundred tyres sing to us. Music for a Sunday afternoon. Here they come. Here they are. There they go. It's all over, consigned to the past once more. We can still see the mud-spattered backside of a straggler, sitting crooked on his bike after a fall. The skin of his elbow has been grazed raw, the dirt of the Tour ground into the wound. But he must go on. The Tour waits for no man... Wilfried de Jong is a star of Dutch sports writing and broadcasting. In this award-winning collection of cycling tales, his comic, melancholic, existential charm unlocks a sport that involves so much pain, punishment, isolation and a high probability of failure. Liberating and inspiring, Wilfried ponders life, love and death on his trusted bike, chasing the essence of our existence against the backdrop of major cycling events or while roaming alone in nature. Whether he is describing being ejected from Paris-Roubaix, a terminal incident with a bird while out riding, painting the drama that unfolds in a forgotten cafe as they wait for the Tour to pass, or explaining why he is standing stark naked on Belgian cobbles with a tyre in his hand in the morning mist, he always uncovers the true soul of cycling - why we do it, why we watch it, why we hate it, why we love it - stripped bare.

Extreme Conflict and Tropical Forests

Extreme Conflict and Tropical Forests

Author: Wilfried de Jong Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2014

This book provides a timely insight into the relationships between extreme conflict, the international trade in forest products, and the social, economic and environmental condition of tropical forests and their human communities. It explores the underlying causes and the social and environmental consequences of conflict in tropical forest areas. The book includes case studies from Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

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