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- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 35.00
Lance Armstrong set the record for winning the Tour de France—arguably the most grueling bicycle race in the world—seven times, after he survived treatment for testicular cancer. Due to his early-career success, Armstrong earned over $1 million in sports prize money by age 21, then went on to compete in three successive Summer Olympic Games. more...
- F+W Media 2009; US$ 15.95
Triathlons are exploding in popularity across the country. People who have never entered a race are attracted to the triathlon's mix of running, swimming, and biking. Whether readers are considering their first race or looking for ways to take their training up a notch, this guide is all they need. Triathletes-in-training will learn how to: Find the... more...
- Hardie Grant Books 2012; US$ 14.99
From Australias first Tour de France winner Cadel Evans comes an insiders account of the Tour de France and what it takes to win this most prestigious of races. The campaign to win the Tour de France begins the day the last Tour finishes. Cadel takes us through the process of recruiting the best riders, the training camps and the practice... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00
This book combines more than 45 years of the author's riding experiences with data collected over five years of systematic observation and extensive ethnographic interviews with over 200 male and female riders. Much has been written about hardcore bikers, but there has been little scholarly research on the much larger segment of the population... more...
- Sports Publishing 2012; US$ 24.95
Going the Distance is the compelling saga of George Thomas' quest to prove himself physically and emotionally after a car accident left him with life-threatening epileptic seizures. The story is told vividly through Thomas' eyes as he pedals 2,911 miles in the bicycle Race Across America. As he battles stifling temperatures, grueling climbs, relentless... more...
- HarperCollins 2014; US$ 21.75
The definitive account of Lance Armstrong's spectacular rise and fall. In June 2013, when Lance Armstrong fled his palatial home in Texas, downsizing in the face of multimillion-dollar lawsuits, Juliet Macur was there?talking to his girlfriend and children and listening to Armstrong's version of the truth. She was one of the few media members aside... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 35.00
The pentathlon, comprising competition in the discus, javelin, long jump, sprint, and wrestling, was hailed as the ultimate test of athletic versatility and remained a staple of the ancient Greek Olympic Games, Crown Games and Pan-Hellenic festivals for 1,200 years. Still, there is little scholarly consensus over many major aspects of the event. This... more...
- Hardie Grant Books 2013; US$ 9.99
When Cadel Evans won the Tour de France in 2011, he not only became a star to sports fans all over the world, but a hero to thousands of Australian children who watched him make his victorious ride through the Champs-Elysees. Children all over Australia had a new sportsperson to inspire them to achieve.Finally here is the inspirational biography of... more...
- Hardie Grant Books 2013; US$ 9.99
Take journey through The Tour de France - from chequered beginnings to glory days of rivalries and derring-do, and on to the brave new post-Armstrong world. Along the way, meet the larger-than-life personalities that have characterised the race throughout its history, along with their greatest and lowest moments. Peopled by cheats and charmers, through... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94
The White Ghost, as Ken Le Breton was known to all, was born in Sydney in 1924. After riding in Australia he came to the UK in 1947 and became one of the favourite riders of his generation. Ken rode for Newcastle Diamonds in 1947-48 and Ashfield Giants in 1949-50. He returned to Australia in the winter of 1950 to continue racing, and was involved... more...