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At Speed (by Mark Cavendish)

Ebury Digital (07 Nov, 2013)

Mark Cavendish is the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France's green jersey, the first to wear the iconic rainbow jersey in almost 50 years and our only ever rider to capture the Giro d'Italia points title. He is the most prolific sprinter in the Tour's history, and - according to L'Equipe - the best sprinter of all time. But smashing records and racking up victories means whole new levels of fame: ...

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Shadows on the Road: Life at the Heart of the Peloton, from US Postal to Team Sky (by Michael Barry)

Faber & Faber (01 May, 2014)

In 2012, veteran cyclist Michael Barry announced his retirement from the sport. Weeks later he testified against his former team mate Lance Armstrong, as part of the USADA investigation.In a stunning piece of writing, Barry explores the dreams and passion of a young, idealistic cycling fan from Toronto, what it was like to go on to ride as a teammate alongside such giants of the sport as Lance Armstrong, Ma ...

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The Flying Scotsman: The Graeme Obree Story (by Graeme Obree)

Birlinn Ltd (01 Sep, 2004)

Graeme Obree's story begins with a tough upbringing in the Ayrshire valleys, where he found his escape by taking to the roads on his bike. He would emerge from total obscurity to smash Francesco Moser's World Hour Record, controversy hard at his heels for his unique riding style and pioneering construction techniques - famously using parts from a washing machine to build his bike, 'Old Faithful'. But amidst ...

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Mountain Kings: Agony and Euphoria on the Peaks of the Tour De France (by Giles Belbin)

Punk Publishing Ltd (15 May, 2013)

The Tour de France is one of the world's most renowned and best-loved sporting events, and its challenging climbs are the stuff of pure legend. In Mountain Kings, author and cycling journalist Giles Belbin gets up close and personal to the Tour's most iconic peaks and the indomitable heroes who've powered their way up them. Belbin has selected and cycled 25 of these classic mountain climbs to give a compell ...

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The Death of Marco Pantani: A Biography (by Matt Rendell)

Phoenix (06 Jun, 2007)

At 9:30 pm on 14 February 2004, former Tour de France winner Marco Pantani was found dead in Rimini. It emerged that he had been addicted to cocaine since Autumn 1999, weeks after being expelled from the Tour of Italy for blood doping. Conspiracy theories abounded - that he was injected in his sleep by a business rival, that the Olympic Committee had framed him, that Italian Industrialists had engineere ...

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Bradley Wiggins: Tour de Force (by John Deering)

Birlinn Ltd (01 Oct, 2012)

Rising from an inner city background, abandoned by his pro cyclist father as a toddler, Bradley Wiggins became a prodigious talent. World Junior Champion, World Champion and Olympic Champion were all titles that came his way at a startlingly young age, but what he really wanted was success on the road. Wiggo's reinvention on the path to becoming Britain s first Tour de France winner in over a hundred years ...

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Bad Blood: The Secret Life of the Tour de France (by Jeremy Whittle)

Yellow Jersey (04 Jun, 2009)

For Jeremy Whittle, there isn't much in life as spectacular as the Tour de France: sweat-streaked, taut and burnished athletes toiling across vast and ancient European landscapes, hundreds of thousands of fans lining the route. The twisting Mediterranean roads, the jerseys, the peloton in full flight - these have become as familiar to him as the lines around his eyes. And then there are the riders: men ...

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How I Won the Yellow Jumper: Dispatches from the Tour de France (by Ned Boulting)

Yellow Jersey (02 Jun, 2011)

'Paris, 4 July 2003: My first Tour de France. I had never seen a bike race. I had only vaguely heard of Lance Armstrong. I had no idea what I was doing there. Yet, that day I was broadcasting live on television. I fumbled my way through a few platitudes, before summing up with the words, "...Dave Millar just missing out on the Yellow Jumper." Yes, the Yellow Jumper.' Follow Ned Boulting's (occasionally e ...

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Put Me Back On My Bike: In Search of Tom Simpson (by William Fotheringham)

Yellow Jersey (07 Jun, 2007)

Tom Simpson was an Olympic medallist, world champion and the first Briton to wear the fabled yellow jersey of the Tour de France. He died a tragic early death on the barren moonscape of the Mont Ventoux during the 1967 Tour. Forty years on, hundreds of fans still make the pilgrimage to the windswept memorial which marks the spot where he died. A man of contradictions, Simpson was one of the first cycli ...

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My Father And Other Working Class Football Heroes (by Gary Imlach)

Yellow Jersey (03 Aug, 2006)

Stewart Imlach was an ordinary neighbourhood soccer star of his time. A brilliant winger who thrilled the crowd on Saturdays, then worked alongside them in the off-season; who represented Scotland in the 1958 World Cup and never received a cap for his efforts; who was Man of the Match for Nottingham Forest in the 1959 FA Cup Final, and was rewarded with the standard offer – £20 a week, take it or le ...

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