The end of March 2009 I published my autobiograhpy Bezield and presented the first copy to Peter Post. The media reviews were very positive:
NRC Handelsblad (Maarten Scholten): “A man like De Rooij who writes this passionate about his sport, can still be of great value for cycling.”
De Telegraaf (Raymond Kerckhoffs): “Theo de Rooij gives the reader a unique insight in the peloton. In a passionate manner he describes the romantics of cycling.”
HP/De Tijd (Rob Willemse): “The small anecdotes in Bezield of Theo de Rooij are more exiting than the retrospective story about Rasmussen.”
Frits Spits (Tijd voor Twee): “A life in the service of cycling. Affectionate story from an impassionate sportsman.”
De Volkskrant (Bart Jungmann): “A tasty sequence of anecdotes put on paper by Theo de Rooij himself.”
Gazet van Antwerpen (Belgium; Luc Lamon): “A refreshing meeting with the former professional rider. Written with passion and sufficient distance to captivate from character one until character last.”
Sportweek (Manon Colson): “The result is worth while, also without lifting a tip of the voile of the Rasmussen affair.”
Wieler Revue (Maarten Noppen): “De Rooij gives an exiting description of The Affair. Almost breathless you are reading this passage in his book ‘Bezield’ and you are transforming yourself in a way in his whirlpool of emotions.”
Wieler Magazine (Bert Hulleman): “The book gives a magnificent image of what one can encounter in cycling. De Rooij wrote a book that gives a true insight behind the screens of mayor cycling podia and that also enters personal dilemmas.”
De Twentsche Courant Tubantia (René Banierink): “De Rooij has a surprisingly supple and appealing way of writing and exchanges facts and pleasant anecdotes well, it never becomes dull or vulgar.”
De Stentor (Jeroen Wielaert): “The story of a sympathetic man who in spite of everything has kept on loving his metier."
Wielertaal.nl (Mark Vonk): "Not very often you will get the opportunity to sit at a fireplace and discuss cycling with Theo de Rooij. But that has been perfectly arranged now by his autobiography Bezield."