Got my copy of Tour de Life: From Coma to Competition, by Saul Raisin (from Dalton, GA, near my hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee) and local Salt Lake City author Dave Shields.

As is typical of Dave’s books, it is extremely well written, and does an incredible job of telling Saul’s story from his crash at the Circuit de la Sarthe in April 2006, through his recovery and return to France for a team training camp in January of this year.

The title of the book is a bit of a misnomer, however; as Saul has yet to actually return to competition, although according to his blog, he was recently cleared by his doctors … now just needs clearance from his team and USA Cycling. I believe his goal is to start (and win) the U.S. National Championship race in Greenville, SC this September.

Saul recently moved to Salt Lake City, and has been posting some of his training rides to Before I found this out, some friends and I saw a rider out training; full Crédit Agricole team kit, Look bicycle, the whole 9-yards … my riding partners thought “Poseur!” but knowing that Saul was working with Dave Shields on the book, I thought it could be him … turns out, I was right.

In any case; the book is a great read … highly recommended.

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