Land of Second Chances: The Impossible Rise of Rwanda's Cycling Team
** Winner of the British Sports Book Awards 2014 New Writer of the Year **
Where there is hope there can be redemption.
Meet Adrien Niyonshuti , a member of the Rwandan cycling team. Adrien was seven years old when he lost his family in the 1994 genocide that tore Rwanda apart. Almost twenty years later he has a shot at representing his country at the Olympics.
Meet Jock Boyer , the coach of Team Rwanda. One of the top American cyclists of all time, Jock recognises the innate talent for endurance that the Rwandans possess. A man with a dark past, Jock is in need of a second chance.
Meet Tom Ritchey , the visionary inventor of the mountain bike and the U.S. money man looking to recover from a profound personal crisis.
In The Land of Second Chances , Tim Lewis charts the incredible true story of the Rwandan cycling team as they overcome impossible odds to inspire a nation.
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