A Race for Madmen

2010 Tour de France peloton

A Race for Madmen gives context and color to the legendary stories that have made it into our collective cycling consciousness. It’s like a well-executed team time trial — graceful, fluid and a beautiful thing to experience.

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It’s All About the Bike

Black bicycle agains a white background

A devotional to one of humankind’s greatest inventions, It’s All About the Bike celebrates the tradition, lore and beauty of bicycles. It delivers a mature winning performance that can be appreciated for its simplicity, elegance and manner.

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Pedalare! Pedalare!

Fausto Coppi and Jean Robic ride up Alpe d'Huez in the 1952 Tour de France

Pedalare! Pedalare! is light on tales of racing, heavy on the analysis of Italian society, generous with introductions to notable Italian cyclists and absorbed with The Golden Age of Italian Cycling. It performs well, deserves respect and is worth a read.

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Alpe d’Huez

Aerial view of the bends and hairpin turns of Alpe d'Huez

Alpe d’Huez is a rewarding and animated feast of the defining and signature Tour de France moments and the stories behind them. It is a smart, imaginative, and engaging profile of “the cathedral of climbs.”

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The Tour is Won on the Alpe

One of the 21 bends on Alpe d'Huez

Although The Tour is Won on the Alpe doesn’t fulfill its book-flap promise, it still puts in a strong performance, like a dedicated gregario or domestique riding in support of his team leader. It’s a performance worth a top 10 stage placement.

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