William Fotheringham

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William Fotheringham (born 1965) is a sports writer specialising in cycling and rugby. As a newspaper journalist he writes for The Guardian . [1] Fotheringham was a features editor for Cycling Weekly , the features editor of Cycle Sport and co-founder of Procycling magazine. [1] He is a current writer for procycling Magazine . [2]


A graduate of Cambridge University with a degree in French, Russian and Italian, Fotheringham won the IPC Media Specialist Writer of the Year award in 1993 and 1998. [1]

He has been a racing cyclist for nearly 40 years. [2] He is described by Rapha as being "one of the finest writers in the ‘Pro Tour’ pressroom". [3]

His 2012 Eddy Merckx biography Half-Man, Half-Bike, was the first cycling title to achieve No1 status in the Sunday Times bestseller lists.

He is the brother of fellow cycling journalist Alasdair Fotheringham. [4]

His most recent books are Sunday in Hell, an account of how iconic director Jorgen Leth made the film of the same name about the 1976 Paris-Roubaix, and The Greatest, the Times and Life of Beryl Burton, a self-published venture.

Books by Fotheringham

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