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Rapha Queens of Pain: Legends and Rebels of Cycling

Queens of Pain tells the remarkable and largely unknown tale of women's cycle... READ MORE
Queens of Pain tells the remarkable and largely unknown t... READ MORE
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Product Description

Queens of Pain tells the remarkable and largely unknown tale of women's cycle racing from the 1890's to the early 1990's. From the fin-de-siecle velodromes of North America to the glamour and chaos of the first women's Tour de France, Queens of Pain offers a sweeping panorama of female racing history. Told through the lives of the great champions, its heroines include stuntwomen and speed skaters, young mothers and teenage tearaways, shop assistants and coal-delivery girls. When prejudice and officialdom denied them one stage they found another: from six-day track racing to epic place to place records, from 12-hour time trials to unofficial road races. The greatly expanded women's racing scene of today is the direct legacy of these pioneering riders whose stories form an unbroken thread since the invention of the bicycle.

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Rapha Racing Ltd (10 Oct. 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1912164051
  • ISBN-13: 978-1912164059
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 2.2 x 17.7 cm
Product Description

Queens of Pain tells the remarkable and largely unknown tale of women's cycle racing from the 1890's to the early 1990's. From the fin-de-siecle velodromes of North America to the glamour and chaos of the first women's Tour de France, Queens of Pain offers a sweeping panorama of female racing history. Told through the lives of the great champions, its heroines include stuntwomen and speed skaters, young mothers and teenage tearaways, shop assistants and coal-delivery girls. When prejudice and officialdom denied them one stage they found another: from six-day track racing to epic place to place records, from 12-hour time trials to unofficial road races. The greatly expanded women's racing scene of today is the direct legacy of these pioneering riders whose stories form an unbroken thread since the invention of the bicycle.

Specification
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Rapha Racing Ltd (10 Oct. 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1912164051
  • ISBN-13: 978-1912164059
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 2.2 x 17.7 cm

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