Through a series of revealing conversations with Lance Armstrong, Dave Brailsford, Alastair Campbell, Nicole Cooke, Tyler Hamilton, Eddy Merckx, Simpson’s daughter, Joanne, and many others, Whittle details the poignancy of bitter memories, flawed obsessions and ruthless ambition that have made the Ventoux so feared and so infamous.
Ventoux is a stunningly accurate depiction of male friendship told in a subtle and sensitive style. This feel-good novel about old friends who find their way back to each other is a delightful and easy read. Especially recommended for cycling aficionados who will recognise Mont Ventoux as the scene of many classic races through the years.
The Tale of the First Tour de France. For the first time, the full story behind the creation of the Tour de France and the remarkable first edition of the race in 1903.
In Indurain, Alasdair Fotheringham gets to the heart of this enigmatic character, reliving his historic accomplishments in vibrant colour, and exploring how this shaped the direction taken by generations of Spanish racers - raising Spanish sport to a whole new level.
'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.' From doping to redemption, this is the controversial, internationally bestselling tell-all memoir from the golden boy of Dutch cycling, Thomas Dekker.
The full, rich story of the legendary Giro d'Italia, published to celebrate its 100th edition.
Many books tell you where the mountains are, or how long and how high. None of them ask ‘Why?’ Why do road cyclists go to the mountains?
Cyclepedia is a superbly-photographed celebration of the best bicycles designed over the past 90 years. Gift book, reference, inspiration, fun, Cyclepedia will inspire lust and envy in bike nuts, commuting cyclists and design aesthetes everywhere.
The Yellow Jersey Club contains just twenty-six living members. To become one of this exclusive number requires complete dedication, brutal self-sacrifice and the most extraordinary physical attributes. Yet along with the ability to climb mountains, bomb along time trials and survive all the perils of the road, what really makes a Tour de France champion?
The perfect gift or self-purchase for any cyclist, The Bike Deconstructed analyses the modern road bicycle by looking at its constituent parts.
Take an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to create a world-class cyclist.
The book features more than 200 jerseys including iconic retro jerseys along with some more current team jerseys like the Giant/Alpecin kit.. We think the Art of the Jersey book is perfect for the enthusiast or style-conscious cyclist.