We are pleased to announce that Anquetil, Alone by Paul Fournel has been shortlisted for Biography of the Year and Cycling Book of the Year at the 2018 Sports Book Awards.

Published by our Pursuit imprint, Anquetil, Alone tells the story of Jacques Anquetil, a cyclist with an aristocratic demeanor and a relaxed attitude to rules and morals. His womanising and frank admissions of doping appalled 1960s French society, even as his five Tour de France wins enthralled it.

Paul Fournel was besotted with him and followed Anquetil's career with the passion of a fan and the eye of a poet. A stunningly original biography of a complex and divisive character, Fournel blends the story of Anquetil's life with scenes from his own, to create a classic of cycling literature.

The winners of the 2018 Sports Book Awards will be announced on 7 June. See the full shortlists here