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World Champion at 19. One of the first black athletes to become world champion in any sport. One mile record holder. American cycle sprint champion in 1898, 1899 and 1900. Triumphant tours of Europe and Australia. Victorious against all the European champions. This is the dramatic story of Marshall Walter 'Major' Taylor, a young black man who, against prodigious odds, rose to fame and stardom in the tempestuous world of international professional bicycling over a century ago.
|Publication date:||3rd August 2017|
|Publisher:||Van Der Plas Publications,U.S.|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
|Categories:||Biography: sport, Cycling,|
Andrew Ritchie is a historian who specializes in the history of the bicycle and bicycle racing. When doing research for his first book, [i]King of the Road[/i], he became intrigued by the life and struggles of Major Taylor, the unjustly forgotten African-American bicycle racer who was once, literally, the fastest bicycle rider in the world.More About Andrew Ritchie