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Cycling

  • Rainbows in the Mudby Paul Maunder

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 13.99

    Cyclocross is no longer cycling's hidden gem. Its rapid growth in the USA and UK means this intense and dramatic sport is exploding into the mainstream. With a season running from September to February, cyclocross is cycling's only purely winter discipline, demanding a combination of athleticism, supreme technical skill and ruthless tactics for the... more...

  • The Descentby Thomas Dekker

    Ebury Publishing 2017; US$ 18.32

    'I have success, money, women. I've been lionised by the public and the media. The world is at my feet. I've spread my wings and here I am, soaring above everything and everyone. But in reality, the descent has already begun.' Thomas Dekker was set to become one of pro cycling’s superstars. He represented the Netherlands at the 2004 Summer Olympics... more...

  • A History of Cycling in 100 Objectsby Suze Clemitson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 18.99

    A fascinating and quirky look at the history of cycling as seen through 100 objects that changed the bicycle as we know it. From the laufmachine to the Brompton, learn about the evolution of the bicycle from two wheeled toy of the aristocracy through to the boom years of the cycling revolution today. Find out why newspapers are so integral to the story... more...

  • Fuelling the Cycling Revolutionby Nigel Mitchell

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 15.99

    The must-read practical guide to what to eat (on and off the bike) for any cyclist looking for a training or performance advantage If you're looking for success on the bike what you eat is at the core of all your training. You are what you eat - and if you're on the bike for long periods and expecting results then your diet is crucial. Get it wrong... more...

  • Bicycling Maximum Overload for Cyclistsby Roy Wallack; Jacques DeVore

    Rodale 2017; Not Available

    Bicycling Maximum Overload for Cyclists is a radical strength-based training program aimed at increasing cycling speed, athletic longevity, and overall health in half the training time. Rather than improving endurance by riding longer distances, you'll learn how to do it by reducing your riding time and adding heavy strength and power training.... more...

  • Cycling's Strangest Talesby Iain Spragg

    Pavilion Books 2017; US$ 7.49

    Extraordinary but true stories from 200 years of cycling history.Part of the bestselling Strangest series, Cycling’s Strangest Tales is a quirky and fascinating collection of stories from cycling’s history. Included are stories of Thomas Stevens, the doughty Englishman who circumnavigated the world on a penny farthing, the 1904 Tour de France winner... more...

  • Three Weeks, Eight Secondsby Nige Tassell

    Birlinn 2017; US$ 12.49

    'I was convinced deep inside that I could not lose. I could not see how it could happen' - Laurent Fignon 'I didn't think. I just rode' - Greg LeMond 'The finest cycle race I've ever seen' - Phil Liggett Veteran TV commentator Phil Liggett is right. The 1989 Tour de France is surely the greatest ever, a race that saw Greg LeMond overturn a 50-second... more...

  • Butcher, Blacksmith, Acrobat, Sweepby Peter Cossins

    Random House 2017; US$ 23.96

    Full of adventure, mishaps and audacious attempts at cheating, the first Tour de France in 1903 was a colourful affair. Its riders included characters like Maurice Garin, an Italian-born Frenchman, said to have been swapped for a round of cheese by his parents in order to smuggle him into France to clean chimneys as a teenager, Hippolyte Aucouturier... more...

  • Ventouxby Jeremy Whittle

    Simon & Schuster UK 2017; US$ 25.99

    ‘They’re all scared. Everybody’s afraid’ – Eddy Merckx ‘Nothing compares to the Ventoux’ – Lance Armstrong 'Heart-stirring and jaw-dropping in equal measure' – Tim Moore 'A really excellent book' – Richard Williams The French call Ventoux ‘the killer mountain’ and in 1967 it claimed its most famous victim, as former world champion Tom Simpson... more...

  • The Hardmenby The Velominati; Frank Strack; Brett Kennedy; John 'Gianni' Andrews; David Millar

    Profile Books 2017; US$ 14.65

    It's time we all stopped whining and learned a thing or two from The Toughest Cyclists Ever. Including: Stephen Roche , whose cure for exhaustion was to go up a gear and fight harder, all the way to the ambulance. Eddy Merckx , who hurt himself so badly in breaking the Hour record that, he estimated, he shortened his career by a year. Beryl Burton... more...