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Name  William Fotheringham

Role  Writer
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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. Fotheringham was a features editor for Cycling Weekly, and the first editor of Cycle Sport and Procycling magazine. He is a current writer for Rouleur Magazine.


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.

He was also a racing cyclist for nearly 30 years. He is described by Rapha as being "one of the finest writers in the ‘Pro Tour’ pressroom".

He is the brother of fellow cycling journalist Alasdair Fotheringham.

Books by Fotheringham

  • Cycle Racing: How to Train, Race and Win. A. & C. Black. 1996. ISBN 978-0-7136-4540-8. 
  • Put Me Back on My Bike: In Search of Tom Simpson. Yellow Jersey Press. 2002. ISBN 978-0-224-06186-5. 
  • A Century of Cycling: The Classic Races and Legendary Champions. Motorbooks International. 2003. ISBN 978-0-7603-1553-8. 
  • Fotheringham's Sporting Trivia. Sanctuary Publishing Ltd. 2003. ISBN 978-1-86074-510-2. 
  • Roule Britannia: A History of Britons in the Tour de France. Yellow Jersey Press. 2005. ISBN 978-0-224-07425-4. 
  • Fotheringham's Sporting Pastimes. Robson Books Ltd. 2006. ISBN 978-1-86105-953-6. 
  • Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi. Jonathan Cape. 2009. ISBN 978-0-224-07447-6. 
  • Merckx: Half-Man, Half-Bike. Yellow Jersey Press. 2012. ISBN 978-0-224-07448-3. 
  • Bradley Wiggins - My Time. Yellow Jersey Press. 2012. ISBN 978-0-224-09212-8. 
  • Bradley Wiggins - My Time. Yellow Jersey Press. 2012. ISBN 978-0-224-09213-5. 
  • Racing Hard. Faber and Faber. 2013. ISBN 978-0-571-30363-2. 
  • As translator

  • Voet, Willy (2001). Breaking the Chain: Drugs and Cycling – The True Story. Yellow Jersey Press. ISBN 978-0-224-06056-1. 
  • Laurent, Fignon (2010). We Were Young and Carefree. London: Yellow Jersey Press. ISBN 978-0-224-08319-5. 
  • References

    William Fotheringham Wikipedia