Tour de Life - The Saul Raisin Story
Saul Raisin autobiography "From Coma to Competition" with Dave Shields is
available for delivery now! Tour de Life is
the story not merely of Saul Raisin’s miraculous return to life, but of the
awe-inspiring resumption of his quest to win cycling’s most prestigious race,
the Tour de France.
Publishing info: Hardcover with sixteen
pages of color photos
Price: $29.95 Orders being accepted for shipment now.
Tour de Life, from Coma to Competition by Saul Raisin, with Dave Shields is available for
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“Saul’s courageous fight inspired my victory in Paris.” - Thor
Hushovd, 2006 Tour de France stage winner and yellow jersey wearer.
"Saul Raisin's epic battle for life is going to inspire
millions, I know it inspired me. Do yourself a favor. Read this amazing book!"
Dave Towle, America's Premier On-Site Cycling Announcer
278 pages hardcover plus 16 pages of color photos
On the afternoon of April 4, 2006
twenty-three year old pro cyclist Saul Raisin charged toward the finish line of
a European tune-up race in preparation for his first Grand Tour, the Giro
d’Italia (Tour of Italy). Meanwhile in Dalton, Georgia, Saul’s parents waited
for the simple but comforting text message he always sent to let them know he’d
finished the day’s stage safely: “OK.”
It never arrived.
Through urgent phone calls the Raisins
learned their son had crashed, fallen into a coma, and would require emergency
brain surgery. They rushed to Europe where they learned that Saul’s doctors
didn’t expect him to survive. If he did make it he’d be paralyzed for life. In
shock, the Raisins discussed their options, including donating their son’s
organs. Then he began to wake.
Prior to his crash Saul was in the
process of building an impressive racing resume. He’d won the Best Young Rider
jersey at the Tour de Georgia, captured ninth place overall at the Tour of
Germany, turned in the strongest American performance at the 2005 World
Championships, and won a mountainous stage in the first race of 2006. Trainers
were in awe of his early-season strength.
After the crash that strength paid huge
dividends. Tour de Life is the story not merely of Saul Raisin’s miraculous
return to life, but of the awe-inspiring resumption of his quest to win
cycling’s most prestigious race, the Tour de France.
Target release date: In stores
September, 2007. Shipping direct now. Click on the book cover and purchase.
Autographed copies available.
The highly regarded and award winning Dave Shields Novels, The Tour and The
Race available also.