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- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 11.65
In 2012, veteran cyclist Michael Barry announced his retirement from the sport after riding for several top professional teams, including US Postal and Team Sky. Weeks later he testified against his former team mate Lance Armstrong, as part of the USADA investigation. In a stunning piece of writing, Barry explores the dreams and passion of a young,... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 15.98
Greg LeMond, 'L'Americain': fresh-faced, prodigious newcomer. This is supposed to be his year. Bernard Hinault, 'The Badger': aggressive, headstrong, five-time winner of the Tour. He has pledged his unwavering support to his team mate, LeMond. The team is everything in cycling, so the world watches, stunned, as LeMond and Hinault's explosive rivalry... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 79.99
Sport Philosophy Now examines the current sports philosophy available and updates it in the ?post-Lance Armstrong? age. While many sports philosophers have turned a blind eye to the reality of sport by focusing on ideologically-driven abstract ideals, this book offers an engaging alternative. Examining the field primarily through the competitive... more...
- Transworld 2015; US$ 27.18
'Paris-Roubaix is the best race in the world and knocks spots off the Tour de France.' Sir Bradley Wiggins. Paris-Roubaix. The Hell of the North. The ultimate monument in cycling's Classics. More than 150 miles across dusty or muddy roads, much of it puncture-inducing and bone-breaking cobblestones. Even professional riders blanche at the very mention... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 17.95
The first book to cover in detail every major climb ever used in the Tour de France, including detail on the actual route (with maps and profile), length, height, list of winners and route descriptions of how to emulate the King of the Mountains and get from the bottom to the top. more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 28.95
Cyclotourism has recently risen to prominence with growing national media coverage and thousands of participants taking to America?s roadways on two wheels and under their own pedal power. But the concept is not new. More than a century ago, George B. Thayer took his own first ?century,? or one-hundred-mile bicycle ride. The Two-Wheeled World of... more...
- Birlinn 2013; US$ 2.90
On 22 July 2012 Chris Froome made history as the first African-born cyclist to stand on the podium at the Tour de France. Ten days later at the London Olympic Games he won a bronze medal in the time trial for his adopted nation in Team GB colours. Froome's path to professional cycling, from mountain biking on dusty roads in the nature reserves of Kenya's... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
This comprehensive, novel and exciting interdisciplinary collection brings together leading international authorities from the history of sport, social history, art history, film history, design history, cultural studies and related fields to explore the ways in which visual culture has shaped, and continues to impact upon, our understanding of sport... more...
- Guardian Faber Publishing 2016; US$ 13.11
<p>Emily Chappell was never meant to be a cycle courier. She planned to earn her living using her mind rather than her legs. She thought it'd be a useful stopgap while searching for a 'real' job. Today, six years on, she's still pedalling. 'It's my most enduring love affair; the career that's shaped my life, made me what I am, and entirely derailed... more...
- Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 20.78
A fast-paced, fly-on-the-wall story of courage, endurance, bungling, rows and cheating in sport's greatest marathon In 1987, the Tour de France was won by Irishman Stephen Roche. It was the first time the champion had hailed from outside the Continent or the States and the first time in 20 years a British team - ANC Halfords - had competed... more...