Feb 17, 2020
The Curse of the Rainbow Jersey: Cycling's Most Infamous Superstition
Posted by Graham Healy

The Curse of the Rainbow Jersey is a peculiar lens on the history of professional cycling It examines the infamous curse associated with wearers of the tunic awarded to the winner of the World Cycling Championships.The opening chapters look at how the curse originated with the death of Stan Ockers in 1955, other famous sports curses including Curse of the Bambino, the USThe Curse of the Rainbow Jersey is a peculiar lens on the history of professional cycling It examines the infamous curse associated with wearers of the tunic awarded to the winner of the World Cycling Championships.The opening chapters look at how the curse originated with the death of Stan Ockers in 1955, other famous sports curses including Curse of the Bambino, the US Masters Par 3 curse, and the curse placed on the Australian soccer team by a witch doctor , and also the history of the world cycling championships.The main body of the book is comprised of chapters dedicated to particular wearers of the rainbow jersey who were struck by misfortune, personal tragedy, or death Examples include Paolo Bettini, whose brother died in a car crash on the way to a party to celebrate Paolo s win Jean Pierre Monser , who died in a race while wearing the jersey and Tommy Simpson, who died while racing two years after being crowned champion.The ill fortune visited upon wearers of the rainbow jersey is bizarre and tragic but is it anything than random chance The final chapter of the book evaluates whether this level of bad luck is higher than for any other sample of humanity.A chilling look at the history of cycling, sure to fascinate any fan of the sport.Graham Healy is a cyclist and journalist living in Dublin, Ireland.

  • Title: The Curse of the Rainbow Jersey: Cycling's Most Infamous Superstition
  • Author: Graham Healy
  • ISBN: 9781621240013
  • Page: 150
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Curse of the Rainbow Jersey Cycling s Most Infamous Superstition The Curse of the Rainbow Jersey is a peculiar lens on the history of professional cycling It examines the infamous curse associated with wearers of the tunic awarded to the winner of the World Cycling

    Theresa

    A cycling gal, 500 km a week Loved this book


    Harry Coen

    Familiar tales with not much original to say for itself.



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