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Mountain High Europe's 50 Greatest Cycle Climbs

by Daniel Friebe, Pete Goding

Mountain High Europe's 50 Greatest Cycle Climbs Synopsis

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS 2012 This is the first book to cover in detail Europe's 50 greatest climbs, including detail on the actual route (with maps and profile), length, height, and compelling descriptions focussing on all the main points of interest along the route. Cycling has grown massively in popularity in recent years. The Tour de France draws huge audiences to the TV and internet coverage and all over the UK and Europe a growing number of people are taking to their bikes and rising to the challenge of Europe's most hallowed climbs. Mountain High is a book is for cyclists of all interests and abilities - from experienced club racers to enthusiastic amateurs who might just want to take on one great cycle challenge. Packed with practical route information and advice on each climb, Daniel Friebe's beautifully written text explains why each mountain pass merits inclusion in the top 50 with superb descriptions of the majestic scenery, the heroic deeds of cycling's legendary riders or the sheer endeavour and exhilaration of reaching the summit. With over 250 specially commissioned photographs taken by specialist cycling photographer Pete Goding, this really is the ultimate guide to Europe's 50 best climbs. Featured rides include Tour de France icons Alpe d'Huez, Col du Galibier, Mont Ventoux, Col de l'Izoard and Col du Tourmalet; the Passo dello Stelvio, Passo Fedaia, Le Tre Cime di Lavaredo and other sacred summits from the Giro d'Italia; plus Spain's formidable Alto de l'Angliru, Austria's Grossglockner and forty more mountain legends.

Mountain High Europe's 50 Greatest Cycle Climbs Press Reviews

'you'll love Daniel Friebe's new book, Mountain High' Mail on Sunday. * Mail on Sunday * 'This showcase of Europe's 50 greatest cycle climbs is nicely illustrated and packed full of information' Amateur Photographer. * Amateur Photographer * 'comprehensive, stat-filled route profiles, sumptuous photography and evocative writing ... Pete Goding's photography is stunning' Outdoor Fitness. * Outdoor Fitness * 'at first you're sucked into the breathtaking photography, but after a while you realise it's the words that have truly captured your imagination ... If this doesn't make you want to don Lycra and clip into your pedals, nothing will' London Cyclist. * London Cyclist *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780857386243
Publication date: 27th October 2011
Author: Daniel Friebe, Pete Goding
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 224 pages
Categories: Cycling, Travel & holiday guides,

About Daniel Friebe, Pete Goding

Daniel Friebe is one of Britain's leading cycling journalists and a veteran of sixteen Tours de France. Daniel has written numerous books on cycling and collaborated with cycling superstar Mark Cavendish on two autobiographies, Boy Racer and At Speed. He is a co-founder and co-host of the award-winning Cycling Podcast. Since 2016, Daniel has also worked as ITV Sport's on-the-ground reporter at the Tour de France and other major races. Pete Goding has travelled the world photographing landscapes, people, culture and international sport for a wide range of clients, including; Men's Health, The Times and the award winning Cyclist Magazine. His ...

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