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Shut Up, Legs! Audiobook

Shut Up, Legs!: My Wild Ride on and off the Bike

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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

What the Critics Say

"[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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    "Great Book and Cycling Life."

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

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    ChargingDC NY 08-17-17
    ChargingDC NY 08-17-17 Member Since 2015

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    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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    John D. 08-09-17
    John D. 08-09-17 Member Since 2017
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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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    Darren M. Hall darrenhall 03-31-17 Member Since 2017

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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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    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.

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