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.
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I couldn’t wait for Jens Voigt’s book to be released. When it was downloaded onto my Kindle, I was eager to begin reading. I was not disappointed. I enjoyed SHUT UP LEGS! MY WILD RIDE ON AND OFF THE BIKE by Jens Voigt with James Startt very much and read it nonstop over the past few days. I could hear Jens Voigt’s voice in my head as I was reading and I smiled often at his language and expressions. He writes and commentates exactly as he talks - it is very refreshing. There is nothing coy or stilted or reserved. Jens seems to be quite a character on and off the bike and his personality shines through on every page. I like the conversational style of the book; the arrangement of the book starting with the title, cover, the chapter progression, the introduction, acknowledgements and photos. Every chapter is interesting and his observations, insights, friendships, difficulties and triumphs are all worth reading about. I especially liked his...
I started watching cycling in the early 2000's so Jens has been a part of the narrative for the entire time. He was the most character filled rider in the peloton. He used social media bolster his appeal, I believe, in an extremely savvy way - even if it was not planned. Jens just opens his mouth and you pay attention because he is so freaking hilarious. Reading this book is like listening to him speak. It's a great light read. I don't read biographies for the most part but if you're a fan of Jens then this is a must!
I've always been a fan of Jensie. I don't know any cycling fans who aren't. He's beloved and I was thrilled to see he released this book. It's a great read. You know the mantra: "Shut up, Legs!"
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