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Publisher's Summary

Beloved German cyclist Jens Voigt isn't a superstar in the traditional sense of the word. Although he won three stages of the Tour de France - and wore the yellow jersey twice - Voigt never claimed an overall victory. He became a star because he embodies qualities that go beyond winning and losing: sacrifice, selflessness, reliability, and devotion. European and American crowds were drawn to his aggressive riding style, outgoing nature, and refreshing realness. Voigt adopted a tireless work ethic that he carried throughout his career.

In Shut Up, Legs! (a legendary Jensism), Voigt reflects upon his childhood in East Germany, juggling life as a professional cyclist and a father of six, and how he remained competitive without doping. Shut Up, Legs! offers a rare glimpse inside his heart and mind.

©2016 Jens Voigt and James Startt (P)2016 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"[Jens Voigt's] hilarious, unique, instructive, always heartfelt stories from inside the peloton bring even more color to one of the most colorful careers in all of pro bicycle racing." (Bill Strickland, editor in chief, Bicycling)

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Says it all

Great insight into the pro cycling community. He covered all aspects of what is required to be a pro cyclist.

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Lovely story. Just what I expected from Jens Voigt

Love every minute, very refreshing to hear that there are still good honest hard working athletes.

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Great Book and Cycling Life.

Just a great guy. great book if you have been following him for years.

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Meh

This book is an account of the life of a great cyclist. It might be interesting to some, but it mostly lacked any drama or intrigue for me. Listening to the whole book felt too laborious for me, so I bailed on this ride before the end. The title was the best part. It went downhill from there......

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Entertaining and informative

I love Jens' commentary during the TDF. His East German upbringing provides a unique perspective on cycling, his training and life. It's full of inside stories of what goes on in the peloton and between teammates.

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great great great

nice easy and very entertaining really enjoyed it. I like him evn more, if you are into cyxling. is a must

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inspiring!

A true gem! Shaping me into the cyclist and person I would like to bring and know I can become.

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inspiration to read, loved the humility <br />

what an amazing story of a legend in the pack, listend to the whole book in 2 sittings

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Wonderful story from Jensie

Loved the details behind his incredible 17-year cycling career. One problem: Too short!! I didn't want the story to end.