Tim Moore's new book, Vuelta Skelter, sees him retrace the journey of the 1941 Vuelta a España in the wheel-marks of the winner, Julián Berrendero.
Berrendero was a Republican who had spoken out against Franco. He spent 18 months in a concentration camp but was released in time to ride the 1941 Vuelta, or "the tour of a nation reborn," as it was branded by Franco and his followers.
Vuelta Skelter completes Moore's grand tour trilogy after French Revolutions and Gironimo, his books about his exploits riding the routes of the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia.
In this episode of Kilometre 0 Moore tells us about the complex, frequently rude Berrendero, why this book might not have happened without a global pandemic, and sneaking off to Spain to complete his Vuelta in between lockdowns.
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