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'INDURAIN : A TEMPERED PASSION' by Javier Garcia Sanchez with the forward by Sean Kelly
The first man to win 5 consecutive Tours de France, Indurain displayed a dignity and modisty both in victory & defeat which endeared him to fans and journalists alike. This emotional journey from humble routes in Naverra to champion recounts his great battles in the saddle, the glory moments and disappointments which make up one of the all-time greats.
Price : 12.95 + 1.50 p&p
   
'MR TOM' : the true story of Tom Simpson by Chris Sidwells

Written by Tom's nephew  it's a story of celebrating the life not tragic death of Great Britain's  greatest cyclist.
From cinder tracks to European glory, from British club scene to World Champion and the yellow jersey in the Tour de France, it's an intimate portait written through the eyes of a family member which tells of the private as well as the public Simpson.
Price 12.95  + 1.50 p&p

       
'MASTER JACQUES' : the enigma of Jacques Anquetil by Richard Yates
Mysterious, outwardly confident and yet profundly shy, rational & calculating and yet superstitious and haunted by fear of death, Anquetil was an enigma. Always immaculate both on and off the bike, he made winning look easy with a smooth style and elegence but the French public never seemed to take him to their hearts as he battled with their favourate Raymond Poulidor in countless Tours and stage races. Anquetil loved of the high-life and his  good looks were in sharp contrast to Poulidor's rural roots and chisled features and only in retirement did 'Master Jacques' receive the acclaim for his achievements.
Price : 12.95  + 1.50 p&p
 

'FROM THE PEN OF J.B. WADLEY' Edited by Adrian Bell
Wadley's journalistic career spanned over 40 years. He was the first British writer to cover the Tour de France and one-day classics but he was equally at home amoung crack-of-dawn time trialists, trackmen, randonneurs and record-breakers. Here is a selection from the best of his writing drawn from his early days as a young reporter with 'The Bicycle', through the years when he edited 'Sporting Cyclist' and 'International Cycle Sport' to his last major book, 'My 19th Tour de France'.
Price : 12.95 plus 1.50 p&p


'THIS ISLAND RACE' by Les Woodland
Inside 135 years of British Bike-racing
Organiser, writer and coach in the UK, Flanders and now France, Woodland's terrific book tries to answer the burning question, what stopped cycle-sport in Great Britain being well received by the public and why it struggles to be a force in the world. It tells of blood on the carpet, lifelong feuds and personal animosities which has riddled British cycling from the days of the penny-farthing. Les writes with his usual passion which has seen him being published across the globe and in numerous languages.
Price : 10.95 plus 1.50 p&p


'THE SWEAT OF THE GODS' by Benjo Maso
For a century professional cycle racing has been shaped by a complex relationship between three groups :
newspapers & television ,  sponsors and riders with each one having their own agenda but in the end, needing each other but the one shared interest is in heroism and suffering. Dutch writer Benjo Maso identifies the truth behind the legends of cycle racing  and the Tour de France in particular as he effortlessly weaves this compelling history of the sport.
Price : 7.95  + 1.50 p&p


  
NOW COLLECTABLE: THE GOLDEN BOOK OF CYCLING 1999. By Jean-Francios Quenet Photo’s By Graham Watson SPECIAL OFFER ONLY 8.99 + 4.00 P&P (WAS 19.99)
The best selling annual cycling book in Europe that year now in English. This coffee table-style book highlights the entire 1999 professional season beginning in January and ending with the World Track Championships in Berlin. Over 25.000 words and 200 fabulous Graham Watson photographs New and never-before seen photos of the big stars, the little stars, and those in-between. Profiles of every World Cup race winner, course maps of three continental Tours, and special chapter on Lance Armstrong’s return to America after winning the Tour de France. Francois-Quenet (the French correspondent for Cycle Sport Magazine) offers a colourful read and a refreshing perspective on the races, the stars, and the results. It’s all here. Don’t miss this wonderful book.