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The Call of the Road: The History of Cycle Road Racing

The Call of the Road: The History of Cycle Road Racing

Écrit par Chris Sidwells

Raconté par David Thorpe


The Call of the Road: The History of Cycle Road Racing

Écrit par Chris Sidwells

Raconté par David Thorpe

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14 heures
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Jun 28, 2018
ISBN:
9780008220792
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Since the invention of the bicycle, people have raced them. The advent of the pneumatic tyre meant that these races could take place on any road in any country—cycle road racing was born.

In just over a century the Tour de France has become the most watched sporting event, and the Giro d’Italia, Vuela d’Espagne and Spring Classics are expanding to fill the entire year with competitions which are watched by millions of fans, and the routes are cycled by hundreds of thousands of amateurs keen to discover what it is like to ride 200 arduous kilometres in one day, in some cases over the steepest of routes. Intertwined with these competitions is the history and, most importantly, the characters who have graced the road cycling stage. Merckx, Indurain, Coppi, Pantani, Binda, Rominger and Hinault are names that have been raised to mythical status.

The Call of the Road reveals the epic battles of all of the racing seasons since the first Tour de France, looking beyond the results to see the drama—not just on the road but within the teams and between individuals - and the politics and scandal that continue to fascinate cycle road race fans everywhere.

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Jun 28, 2018
ISBN:
9780008220792
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À propos de l'auteur

Chris Sidwells is a freelance journalist, author and photographer who specialises in all aspects of the sport and pastime of cycling. His books have been translated into 17 languages and been bestsellers in their genre in the UK and abroad. Chris currently contributes both words and pictures to every issue of the two top English language cycling magazines, Cycling Weekly and Cycle Sport, as well as Men’s Fitness and the Sunday Times.

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