GOT TO LOVE A GOOD BOOK. STORE THIS ONE ON THE COFFEE TABLE AND LEAF THROUGH IT ON ONE OF THOSE DAMP WINTER AFTERNOONS.
Cycling's Spring Classics are always the most anticipated of the year, not only because the herald the start to the seaon but because they are brutally difficult and spectacularly unpredictable. And then they always seem to be run in terrible conditions - mud covered cobbles, then if its dry there is a choking dust in the air, then there is always leg-numbing sleet.
Despite its title the colourful pages are filled with the one day races of the Spring (there are loads) but also the Autumn classics (Clasica San Sebastian, Paris-Tours, Tour of Lombardy) and the lesser known Bordeaux-Paris, Paris-Brussels, Zurich.