Collins is excited to announce the publication of World’s Ultimate Cycling Races on Thursday 27th September. We all know about the gruelling weeks of the Tour de France, thanks to British champion Bradley Wiggins’ storming ride into Paris, but what about the many other exciting races and participation events across the world? Packed full of 300 of the greatest biking events, for competitors and spectators alike, this book is the essential guide to the exhilarating world of life on two wheels.
Compiled by Ellis Bacon, one of the sport’s premier journalists, with the foreword by world-renowned cycling commentator Phil Liggett, the World’s Ultimate Cycling Races contains everything you need to know about all the best cycling events across the globe, including races on every variety of terrain – from cyclo-cross, mountain bike, long distance and night races, to pro one day, pro stage, road and track events – in over 50 countries.
World’s Ultimate Cycling Races contains facts and statistics for novice through to professional cyclists, and for spectators, who want to learn about the most brilliant races; as well as stunning photographs that illustrate the incredible – and sometimes treacherous – locations and scenery. A comprehensive history of each event is included, along with field size, entry standard, and terrain information, all arranged by the month the race takes place. Contributions from some of the world’s leading cyclists and journalists provide gripping accounts of what each race is really like, building a fascinating picture of the atmosphere surrounding each event.
Examples Of Races Featured In World’s Ultimate Cycling Races:
- Three Peaks Cyclo-Cross (United Kingdom) – held in the Yorkshire Dales, this cyclo-cross event is arguably the world’s most challenging, with extraordinarily steep climbs and rocky descents
- Tour d’Afrique (Africa) – this epic four-month adventure journeys through ten separate countries. Whether competing or travelling at a more relaxed pace, this trip allows participants to experience some of the most extraordinary sights across Africa, including the Great Pyramid of Giza, in Egypt
- Ghent Six (Belgium) – first held in 1922, this event has hosted some of the biggest names in cycling history (including Rik Van Looy, Eddy Merckx, Tom Simpson, Peter Post, Roger De Vlaeminck, Bradley Wiggins) and is still regarded as the pinnacle of six-day track races
- Valparaiso Cerro Abajo (Chile) – fast, downhill mountain biking on a mile-long course, across various terrains scattered with jumps and obstacles: this is truly an event for thrill-seekers
Available to purchase from all good book shops and online from www.amazon.co.uk
Paperback ¦ ISBN 978-0-00-748281-8¦ RRP £20.00 ¦ 27th September 2012
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