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Cycling Anthology

Ellis Bacon


PUBLISHED: 6th November 2014
ISBN: 9780224092425
ANNOTATION:
Professional cycling is a rich, dynamic and often controversial sport that lends itself to great writing. Some of the most famous and illustrious races were founded by newspapermen and The Cycling Anthology continues this tradition by bringing together the best in the business.
Cycling Anthology
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PUBLISHED: 6th November 2014
ISBN: 9780224092425
ANNOTATION:
Professional cycling is a rich, dynamic and often controversial sport that lends itself to great writing. Some of the most famous and illustrious races were founded by newspapermen and The Cycling Anthology continues this tradition by bringing together the best in the business.

Annotation

Professional cycling is a rich, dynamic and often controversial sport that lends itself to great writing. Some of the most famous and illustrious races were founded by newspapermen and The Cycling Anthology continues this tradition by bringing together the best in the business.

Publisher Description

Professional cycling is a rich, dynamic and often controversial sport that lends itself to great writing. Some of the most famous and illustrious races were founded by newspapermen and The Cycling Anthology continues this tradition by bringing together the best in the business.

Volume Five is an eclectic mix of stories old and new-

As World War One is commemorated acros the globe, Brendan Gallagher looks at cycling's war heroes and the role the bicycle played in WWI.

Jeremy Whittle goes in search of panache - why you don't always have to be a winner to be a winner in the public's eyes.

Francois Thomazeau examines how the Tour de France became the international event it is today.

The 2014 Tour de France is relived in the form of poetry, by Ellis Bacon.

Lionel Birnie tells the story behind the Linda McCartney cycling team, the great British team that could have been.

Joey McLoughlin was a shining star of the British cycling scene in the 1980s and '90s - Andy McGrath finds out what happened to him.

Edward Pickering returns to one of cycling's great Pyrenean climbs - Superbagneres.

As Matt Beaudin finds out, the Tour de France is a treat for the senses - albeit a loud one.

Matt McGeehan sends a postcard from the 2014 World Track Championships in Colombia.

And Daniel Friebe introduces us to Jean Francois Naquet-Radiguet- Tour de France pioneer.

Author Biography

Lionel Birnie is a journalist, author and publisher who specialises in cycling. He is the freelance cycling correspondent for The Sunday Times and writes for Cycle Sport and Cycling Weekly, two of Britain's leading cycling magazines. Ellis Bacon is one of Britain's most experienced cycling journalists. He is the former deputy editor of Procycling magazine, and has written extensively for Cycling Weekly and Cycle Sport.

Review

"Almost timeless... The book [will be] just as relevant and readable in years to come... A worthy addition to this well-proven series of eclectic and well-written stories" Cycling World "Insightful and easily-digested collection of cycling stories covering a wide range of topics" -- Mike Stead Road

Product Details

Year
2014
ISBN-10
0224092421
ISBN-13
9780224092425
Media
Book
Publication Date
2014-11-06
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
illustrations
Pages
224
Edited by
Ellis Bacon, Lionel Birnie
Author
Ellis Bacon
Short Title
CYCLING ANTHOLOGY VOLUME 5
Language
English
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Format
Paperback
Subtitle
Volume Five (5/5)