The History of British Cycle Racing

The History of British Cycle Racing We Came...we Saw...we Conquered...

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This fascinating book delves into Britain's illustrious history in the world's major cycling events and details the path British cyclists have taken to collectively become the world's pre-eminent cycling nation. It looks at all the characters, from Reg Harris, a track superstar and household name in the 1940s, and Tom Simpson, whose exploits in the 1967 Tour de France cost him his life, to Chris Boardman, 1992 Olympic track champion, and Mark Cavendish, road racing's newest sprint hero, with dozens more in between. It examines what these exceptional athletes had to do to get to the top of their respective events and the stories that surrounded their success, all set against the rich history, rivalries, and culture of the races in which they took part.

Book information

ISBN: 9780233004235
Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Group
Imprint: Carlton Publishing Group
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
DEWEY: 796.620941
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 314 , 8 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 278g
Height: 131mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 22mm