Compiled by Ellis Bacon, one of the sport’s premier journalists, with the foreword by world-renowned cycling commentator Phil Liggett. World’s Ultimate Cycling Races contains everything you need to know about all the best cycling events across the globe. It has races on every variety of terrain – from cyclo-cross, mountain bike, long distance and night races, to pro one day, pro stage, road and track events – in over 50 countries.
We all know about the gruelling weeks of the Tour de France, thanks to British champion Bradley Wiggins’ storming ride into Paris, but what about the many other exciting races and participation events across the world? Packed full of 300 of the greatest biking events, for competitors and spectators alike, this book is the essential guide to the exhilarating world of life on two wheels.
World’s Ultimate Cycling Races contains facts and statistics for novice through to professional cyclists, and for spectators, who want to learn about the most brilliant races; as well as stunning photographs that illustrate the incredible – and sometimes treacherous – locations and scenery. A comprehensive history of each event is included, along with field size, entry standard, and terrain information, all arranged by the month the race takes place. Contributions from some of the world’s leading cyclists and journalists provide gripping accounts of what each race is really like, building a fascinating picture of the atmosphere surrounding each event.
Published: 27 September 2012
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