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Bernard Hinault And the Fall and Rise of French Cycling By William Fotheringham

Release date: 16th May, 2015
Publisher: Yellow Jersey Press

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William Fotheringham, author of two excellent cycling biographies, of Eddie Merckx and Tom Simpson, gives it both barrels in another superb account, this time of Bernard Hinault, the last Frenchman to win the Tour de France. Hinault won the race an incredible five times and is the only rider in history to win each of the Grand Tours more than once. (read review)

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The Ugly Game The Qatari Plot to Buy the World Cup By Heidi Blake & Jonathan Calvert

Release date: 28th April, 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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As FIFA reels from accusations of corruption, bribery and racketeering, The Ugly Game explains just how the World Cup bidding process has made some FIFA officials very rich men... (read review)



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The Poker Tournament Formula II by Arnold Snyder

Release date: 08th July, 2008
Publisher: Cardoza Publishing

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Far from avoiding controversy with this follow-up volume, Snyder gives a few cages a quick rattle by opening his introduction with the headline 'Most Of What You Know Is Wrong', and makes the case that, while there's some great advice in other poker books, the authors are "handicapped by being a bunch of poker players, or worse, mathematiciansÖ a tournament is not a poker game, and the mathematics of tournaments is not the mathematics of poker." (read review)



Competition

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Half Time: The Glorious Summer of 1934 By Robert Winder

Release date: 19th May, 2015
Publisher: Wisden Sports Publishing

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We have a copy of Half Time: The Glorious Summer of 1934 to give away. To win this prize, answer the following question: How many Open championships did Henry Cotton win in total? Send your answers to comps@sportsbookofthemonth.com before the closing date of 4 June 2015. (read review)

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