By Alasdair Fotheringham
Federico Martín Bahamontes, the Eagle of Toledo, is rated through many because the maximum climber in cycling’s background. the 1st Spaniard to win the journey de France and a six-time champion of the race’s gruelling ‘King of the Mountains’ type, he turned a countrywide hero in a Spain suffering to rebuild after the atrocities and divisions of the Civil warfare.
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It looked like an invasion of technicians, and Christabel couldn't wait to leave. She gathered up her books and darted out the side door to the old pickup truck she drove to school. It had belonged to her father, and was one of the few things she owned free and clear. It was old, and it needed a new paint job, but it ran very well, thanks to Nick. Just as she opened the truck door, she saw Judd drive up at the front steps. Her heart raced and she hesitated. But just then, he got out of his SUV and went around the hood to open the passenger door.
He let her go and moved out of the truck while she was still recovering from the shock. He opened her door and lifted her down by the waist, holding her in front of him for a few smoldering seconds. "Don't get too involved with Grier. We're not going to be married for much longer, but I'm still going to feel responsible for you. Grier is a real hard case. He's got a history I can't tell you about. " The part about not being married much longer was disturbing. She tried not to react. What was he saying, something about Grier...
Filming on the ranch ended after a few days, while the crew moved into town for a week to do some shooting there. Christa-bel had the house to herself temporarilyexcept for the equipment left in place that had to be walked around and the big trucks it belonged in. Judd didn't come until the next Wednesday, and when he did, he had Tippy with him. Crissy had just saddled her horse and was leading him out of the barn when they drove up at the steps. She was packing a borrowed rifle in the scabbard slung from the pommel and wearing boots and denim jeans and jacket, with a weatherbeaten black Stetson pushed firmly on top of her blond hair.
The Eagle of Toledo: The Life and Times of Federico Bahamontes, the Tour's Greatest Climber by Alasdair Fotheringham