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Architect and designer Michael Embacher's unique collection of more than 250 bicycles, the only one of its kind, was lovingly collected over many years and exhibited around the world. This new compact edition of Cyclepedia offers an expanded selection of Embacher's finest, most unusual and most coveted pieces, despite the fact that the collection is no longer intact. With a foreword by design guru Paul Smith and a history of bicycle design by Michael Zappe and Martin Strubreiter, this homage to the beauty of two wheels is a celebration of the fastest, lightest, most innovative - and most inventive - bicycles designed over the past century. This stunning, carefully curated selection features some of the rarest, most beautiful and most sought-after bicycles from around the world, including classic racing bikes from the Tour de France, high-tech machines that employ the latest advances in materials science, and eccentric bikes designed for unusual uses. With a redesigned layout that makes the most of Bernhard Angerer's colourful photography, this edition features ten new bicycles from Embacher's collection, including designs from Alex Singer, Alan, Textima and Puch. Published in a new and more accessible compact format, Cyclepedia is a cornucopia of all that bicycle design has to offer, the ultimate gift for cycling enthuasiasts everywhere.
This guidebook presents a cycle ride along the Canal de la Garonne in the south of France. The 290km route is covered in 7 stages from bustling Bordeaux to the splendid rose city of Toulouse, with a 135km excursion from to Lacanau on the Atlantic coast. Optional side trips explore the countryside and historical towns and villages, including Agen, Moissac, Marmande and Montauban. Mainly flat and easy cycling, including 193km along the main canal towpath, this is an easy route suitable for lone cyclists, families, groups and those using e-bikes. It is perfect for those planning a cycling holiday, and for people boating on the canal or holidaying nearby who want to get out and explore. A detailed route description is accompanied by 1:50,000 maps, with fascinating information about the places encountered along the route and notes on the region's history and the building of the canal. The guidebook also contains practical information on travel, choosing the right bike and equipment, facilities and cycle shops.
The sports revelation of 2018! Follow the riders of the Quick-Step Floors Cycling Team for one year The riders of Quick-Step Floors Cycling Team, the team built up around manager Patrick Lefevere, call themselves 'The Wolfpack'. With Belgian roots but an international outlook, the team has a truly impressive record of wins, with the 2018 season being the high point of their success so far. With Niki Terpstra, Quick-Step Floors Cycling Team won the Tour of Flanders, aka Flanders' Finest, and with the Luxembourger Bob Jungels they took Li ge-Bastogne-Li ge. The phenomenal sprinter Fernando Gaviria was omnipresent, while sports bomb Elia Viviani dominated the sprint in the Giro. The up-and-coming Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe demonstrated his climbing talent with victories in La Fl che Wallonne, the Dauphin and the Tour de France. Iljo Keisse, Tim Declercq and Yves Lampaert led the field for kilometres. Former world champion and established rider Philippe Gilbert has put everything into a single objective: winning together! The Wolfpack came, saw and conquered. In this book, photographer Sigfrid Eggers offers a unique glimpse behind the scenes of a world-class cycling team. You get to relive the fantastic highlights of a year in pro riding. Never before has a team been followed so closely or so intensely. Master storyteller Rik Van Puymbroeck provides the words to accompany the pictures. Text in English and Dutch.
Doping in Cycling: Interdisciplinary Perspectives provides an up-to-date overview of the knowledge about doping and anti-doping in the sport that has dominated doping headlines for at least two decades. It critically addresses overarching questions related to doping and anti-doping, and topical issues being raised in the agenda of policy-makers at the global level. The book features cross-disciplinary contributions from international leading scholars in sports sociology, history, philosophy, psychology and criminology, and even beyond human and social sciences. Split into three parts (the use and supply of doping products; threats on cycling and opportunities for anti-doping; and issues, controversies, and stakes), it covers topics such as changing patterns of drug use in professional cycling, the impact of scientific advances on doping in cycling, whether cycling teams can prevent doping, whistleblowing on doping in cycling, and how to improve the credibility of the sport. This is a vital resource for researchers, students, policy-makers, anti-doping organisations and sports federations, and an important read for anyone involved in elite cycling.
E-biking is gaining popularity. Rightfully so, as e-bikes provide a good alternative to the car, without traffic jams. And it helps to have some aid on hilly roads or longer distances. But what support do you need? What is the difference between all the battery types and how do you maintain an e-bike? This book presents all the information you need to buy the perfect e-bike and includes some nice trips around Europe to test your bike.
With a foreword by Eddy Merckx The world of professional cycling is fraught with fierce competition, fervent dedication and unerring ambition, and only a handful of competitors reach iconic status. Among them is Sir Bradley Wiggins - a man uniquely placed to reflect on the history of this remarkable sport and its unforgettable titans. In Icons, Wiggins takes the reader on an extraordinarily intimate journey through the sport, presenting key pieces from his never-before-seen collection of memorabilia. Over the course of his illustrious career, he amassed hundreds of items - often gifts from its greatest and most controversial figures. Each reflects an icon, a race or a moment that fundamentally influenced Wiggins on both a personal and professional level. By exploring the lives and achievements of 21 of the sport's key figures - among them Fausto Coppi, Jacques Anquetil, Miguel Indurain and Tom Simpson - Wiggins sheds new light on what professional cycling demands of its best competitors. Icons lauds their triumphs, elucidates their demons and sheds light on the philosophy and psychology that comprise the unique mindset of a cycling champion.
Aside from the iconic leaders' jerseys, the route maps of the Tour de France are perhaps the race's most recognisable visual representations. In their current guise, the yellow hulk of l'Hexagone, dotted with blue and red marking start and finish towns, is criss-crossed by black lines demarcating stage routes and transfers. But they haven't always been this way. This limited-edition pack contains twelve unique route maps from the race's long history, printed on high quality paper. Each taken from Rapha Editions' recent publication Cartes du Tour, the maps plot the history of the Grande Boucle, from pre-war editions featuring stages hundreds of kilometres long to more recent iterations from grid starts to uphill time trials. Perfect posters to decorate the home of any cycling fan that double as thoughtful gift wrap.
Maybe you've been riding your bike for a while. You know what's what and are happy to be out for a good few hours. But what might it be like to ride a little bit further? And then a little bit further still? You've watched the Tour de France and daydreamed about riding over those mountains. You've seen people riding their bikes across a whole country or even around the entire globe and you weren't sure if they were just mad or inspirational. Cycling illustrator and writer Jo Burt will gently hold your hand as you venture out on longer rides, he's made the mistakes so you don't have to. Say you want to tackle your first century, do a group ride, cross a mountain range or traverse a continent, this book will point you in the right direction, which is all the way over there. Don't be afraid, just bring some money for snacks.
The story of a Welsh cycling fan's 25-year love affair with le Tour de France, culminating in the joy of witnessing Geraint Thomas' unexpected victory in summer 2018. Is this the greatest ever Welsh sporting achievement? How does an unassuming bloke from Whitchurch win le Tour de France? And what was it like to see Geraint win? -- Welsh Books Council