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- HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 24.34
The official, illustrated, insider story of the 2012 Tour de France was won, from Team Sky. With stunning photos from Scott Mitchell and exclusive interviews with the main players this is a must-have for all cycling fans. more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 16.99
When Marie Marvingt decided to ride the 1908 Tour de France she was told 'absolument, non!' by M. Degranges and the Societe du Tour de France . Instead she rode each stage 15 minutes after the official race had departed and finished all 4,488 kms of the parcours - a feat that only 36 of the 110 men who entered the race could equal. Her motto? "I... more...
- Guardian Faber Publishing 2016; US$ 13.12
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...
- Random House 2017; US$ 23.96
This is real cycling, where the glory is and where dreams come true. So said Bradley Wiggins when, after years of huge success on the track and in time trials, he reached the summit of Mont Ventoux in the 2009 Tour de France alongside the best in the business. Mountains are where professional cycling?s legends are forged and its greatest heroes make... more...
- Octopus 2016; US$ 19.99
A lifelong cycling enthusiast, Andy Storey has assembled a huge collection of the most important designs in recent cycling history, from iconic retro designs worn by Tour de France winners to specialist items and hard-to-find collector's pieces. For each jersey he brings together key information, context and extended captions telling the jersey's... more...
- Random House 2016; US$ 15.50
The language of cycling is vibrant, sophisticated, often impenetrable and extremely French. Find yourself confused, nodding along when a rouleur relates how le biscuit was effrité (crumbled)? How today they?re feeling Angers (past caring)? Fear no more, for Boulting's Velosaurus will illuminate, enlighten and, frankly, mislead. In his... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 12.99
The Tour de France is always one of the sporting calendar's most spectacular and dramatic events. But the 1998 Tour provided drama like no other. As the opening stages in Ireland unfolded, the Festina team's soigneur Willy Voet was arrested on the French?Belgian border with a car-load of drugs. Raid after police raid followed, with arrest after arrest... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 19.99
Take an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to create a world-class cyclist. James Witts invites you into the world of marginal gains to discover the innovative training techniques, nutrition strategies and cutting-edge gear that are giving today's elite cyclists the competitive advantage. Find out why Formula One telemetry is key... more...
- Velodrome Publishing 2016; US$ 9.95
REVIEWS This is unquestionably the finest book ever written on the subject of cycling, bar none. the combination of the late Geoffrey Nicholson's (he died in 1999) observations, coupled with an impeccable writing style, make ?the great bike race? almost a complete education in and of itself " — The Washing-Machine Post more...
- Profile Books 2017; US$ 17.31
Jacques Anquetil was arrogant and iconoclastic, with a relaxed attitude to rules - including those about drugs - and morals. His womanising appalled conservative French society, even as his five Tour de France wins enthralled it. But Paul Fournel always preferred him to his great rival, working-class hero Raymond Poulidor, and followed Anquetil's... more...