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Mountains: Epic Cycling Climbs (Expanded Edition) by Michael Blann

The mountains of Europe have many different meanings to many different people... READ MORE
The mountains of Europe have many different meanings to m... READ MORE
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The mountains of Europe have many different meanings to many different people. For the locals they are a way of life; for visitors they represent breathtaking beauty, active holidays and peaceful moments. For cyclists, however, the dramatic landscapes mean something quite different: suffering, pain, agony - and glory. For over a century the mountains have provided the setting for the greatest cycling contests, where human determination and willpower can triumph over nature and opponents.

In recent years, as cycling's popularity has changed our cities, made us more active and taken us down less-travelled roads, the mountains of Europe have become the primary destination for everyday riders who want to challenge themselves, experience the storied roads and escape their everyday lives. This publication is aimed at all who wish to be inspired by those challenges or celebrate those personal victories. With tributes and personal recollections from leading road cyclists, the photographs and words coalesce into a visual depiction that transcends any single perspective and will inspire awe and wonder in anyone who wishes to confront the power of the mountains.

  • Author: Michael Blann
  • No of Pages: 256
  • Page Size: 264 x 315 mm
  • ISBN 10: 0500023085
  • ISBN 13: 9780500023082
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Published Date: March 2020
  • Edition: 1st 2020
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Illustrations: Full lcolour throughout
  • Weight: 1950g
Product Description

The mountains of Europe have many different meanings to many different people. For the locals they are a way of life; for visitors they represent breathtaking beauty, active holidays and peaceful moments. For cyclists, however, the dramatic landscapes mean something quite different: suffering, pain, agony - and glory. For over a century the mountains have provided the setting for the greatest cycling contests, where human determination and willpower can triumph over nature and opponents.

In recent years, as cycling's popularity has changed our cities, made us more active and taken us down less-travelled roads, the mountains of Europe have become the primary destination for everyday riders who want to challenge themselves, experience the storied roads and escape their everyday lives. This publication is aimed at all who wish to be inspired by those challenges or celebrate those personal victories. With tributes and personal recollections from leading road cyclists, the photographs and words coalesce into a visual depiction that transcends any single perspective and will inspire awe and wonder in anyone who wishes to confront the power of the mountains.

Specification
  • Author: Michael Blann
  • No of Pages: 256
  • Page Size: 264 x 315 mm
  • ISBN 10: 0500023085
  • ISBN 13: 9780500023082
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Published Date: March 2020
  • Edition: 1st 2020
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Illustrations: Full lcolour throughout
  • Weight: 1950g

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