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The Monuments: The Grit and the Glory of Cycling's Greatest One-day Races

978-1408846834

Milan–Sanremo, the Tour of Flanders, Paris­–Roubaix, Liège–Bastogne–Liège and the Tour of Lombardy. 5 monuments in one book.

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The Tour de France may provide the most obvious fame and glory, but it is cycling's one-day tests that the professional riders really prize. Toughest, longest and dirtiest of all are the so-called 'Monuments', the five legendary races that are the sport's equivalent of golf's majors or the grand slams in tennis. Milan–Sanremo, the Tour of Flanders, Paris­–Roubaix, Liège–Bastogne–Liège and the Tour of Lombardy date back more than a century, and each of them is an anomaly in modern-day sport, the cycling equivalent of the Monaco Grand Prix.

Time has changed them to a degree, but they remain as brutally testing as they ever have been. They provide the sport's outstanding one-day performers – the likes of Philippe Gilbert, Fabian Cancellara, Mark Cavendish, Tom Boonen, Peter Sagan and Thor Hushovd – with a chance to measure themselves against each other and their predecessors in the most challenging tests in world cycling. From the bone-shattering bowler-hat cobbles of the Paris–Roubaix to the insanely steep hellingen in the Tour of Flanders, each race is as unique as the riders who push themselves through extreme exhaustion to win them and enter their epic history.

Over the course of a century, only Rik Van Looy, Eddy Merckx and Roger De Vlaeminck have won all five races. Yet victory in a single edition of a Monument guarantees a rider lasting fame. For some, that one victory has even more cachet than success in a grand tour. Each of the Monuments has a fascinating history, featuring tales of the finest and largest characters in the sport. In The Monuments Peter Cossins tells the tumultuous history of these extraordinary races and the riders they have immortalised.

AutorPeter Cossins
ISBN978-1408846834
Páginas416
FormatoRústica
Fecha publicaciónMay 5, 2015
EditorialBloomsbury Sport
LenguaInglés
Medidas0 x 0 cm

“In this new book from Peter Cossins, each race is given its due including history, anecdotes, and legendary performances.”

Bicycling Magazine

“Peter Cossins is an engaging writer who's conversational style makes this an effortless yet interesting read. The cosy tone delivers a great deal with a good balance of history and anecdotes. If you wish to explore cycling beyond the Grand Tours this is the book.”

Carlton Kirby

Peter Cossins periodista y escritor, desde 1993 no ha parado de escribir sobre ciclismo. Ha cubierto más de una docena de ediciones del Tour de Francia y ha trabajado para la revista Procycling como director y colaborador. Es autor o coautor de numerosos libros sobre el mundo de las dos ruedas, como la biografía del ganador del Tour de 1987 Stephen Roche, The Monuments, la historia de las cinco clásicas de un día más importantes del ciclismo, y Two Days in Yorkshire, una crónica de los entresijos de la Gran Salida del Tour de 2014 por tierras de ese condado inglés.

AutorPeter Cossins
ISBN978-1408846834
Páginas416
FormatoRústica
Fecha publicaciónMay 5, 2015
EditorialBloomsbury Sport
LenguaInglés
Medidas0 x 0 cm

The Tour de France may provide the most obvious fame and glory, but it is cycling's one-day tests that the professional riders really prize. Toughest, longest and dirtiest of all are the so-called 'Monuments', the five legendary races that are the sport's equivalent of golf's majors or the grand slams in tennis. Milan–Sanremo, the Tour of Flanders, Paris­–Roubaix, Liège–Bastogne–Liège and the Tour of Lombardy date back more than a century, and each of them is an anomaly in modern-day sport, the cycling equivalent of the Monaco Grand Prix.

Time has changed them to a degree, but they remain as brutally testing as they ever have been. They provide the sport's outstanding one-day performers – the likes of Philippe Gilbert, Fabian Cancellara, Mark Cavendish, Tom Boonen, Peter Sagan and Thor Hushovd – with a chance to measure themselves against each other and their predecessors in the most challenging tests in world cycling. From the bone-shattering bowler-hat cobbles of the Paris–Roubaix to the insanely steep hellingen in the Tour of Flanders, each race is as unique as the riders who push themselves through extreme exhaustion to win them and enter their epic history.

Over the course of a century, only Rik Van Looy, Eddy Merckx and Roger De Vlaeminck have won all five races. Yet victory in a single edition of a Monument guarantees a rider lasting fame. For some, that one victory has even more cachet than success in a grand tour. Each of the Monuments has a fascinating history, featuring tales of the finest and largest characters in the sport. In The Monuments Peter Cossins tells the tumultuous history of these extraordinary races and the riders they have immortalised.

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The Monuments: The Grit and the Glory of Cycling's Greatest One-day Races

The Monuments: The Grit and the Glory of Cycling's Greatest One-day Races

Milan–Sanremo, the Tour of Flanders, Paris­–Roubaix, Liège–Bastogne–Liège and the Tour of Lombardy. 5 monuments in one book.

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“In this new book from Peter Cossins, each race is given its due including history, anecdotes, and legendary performances.”

Bicycling Magazine

“Peter Cossins is an engaging writer who's conversational style makes this an effortless yet interesting read. The cosy tone delivers a great deal with a good balance of history and anecdotes. If you wish to explore cycling beyond the Grand Tours this is the book.”

Carlton Kirby

Peter Cossins periodista y escritor, desde 1993 no ha parado de escribir sobre ciclismo. Ha cubierto más de una docena de ediciones del Tour de Francia y ha trabajado para la revista Procycling como director y colaborador. Es autor o coautor de numerosos libros sobre el mundo de las dos ruedas, como la biografía del ganador del Tour de 1987 Stephen Roche, The Monuments, la historia de las cinco clásicas de un día más importantes del ciclismo, y Two Days in Yorkshire, una crónica de los entresijos de la Gran Salida del Tour de 2014 por tierras de ese condado inglés.

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