The Monuments: The Grit and the Glory of Cycling'S Greatest One-Day Races [Audiobook] download free by Peter Cossins

The Monuments: The Grit and the Glory of Cycling'S Greatest One-Day Races Audiobook download free by Peter Cossins
  • Listen audiobook: The Monuments: The Grit and the Glory of Cycling'S Greatest One-Day Races
  • Author: Peter Cossins
  • Release date: 2015/8/18
  • Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Sports
  • ISBN: 9781408846834
  • Rating: 9.4 of 10
  • Votes: 261
  • Review by: James Garris
  • Review rating: 8.13 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/22
  • Duration: 5H12M34S in 256 kbps (83.2 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-08-02
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MP3, WavPack, Shorten, MPEG4, WMA, WAV, FLAC (compression ALZ, TGZ, RAR, CHM, ZIP, LZO, ARC)
  • Total pages original book: 416
  • Includes a PDF summary of 44 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 34M15S (8.8 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: The Tour de France may provide the most obvious fame and glory, but it is cycling's one-day tests that the professional riders really prize. Toughest, longest and dirtiest of all are the so-called `Monuments', the five legendary races that are the sport's equivalent of golf's majors or the grand slams in tennis. Milan-Sanremo, the Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix, Liege-Bastogne-Liege and the Tour of Lombardy date back more than a century, and each of them is an anomaly in modern-day sport, the cycling equivalent of the Monaco Grand Prix.Time has changed them to a degree, but they remain as brutally testing as they ever have been. They provide the sport's outstanding one-day performers - the likes of Philippe Gilbert, Fabian Cancellara, Mark Cavendish, Tom Boonen, Peter Sagan and Thor Hushovd - with a chance to measure themselves against each other and their predecessors in the most challenging tests in world cycling. From the bone-shattering bowler-hat cobbles of the Paris-Roubaix (rumoured to be Bradley Wiggins' next challenge) to the insanely steep hellingen in the Tour of Flanders, each race is as unique as the riders who push themselves through extreme exhaustion to win them and enter their epic history. Over the course of a century, only Rik Van Looy, Eddy Merckx and Roger De Vlaeminck have won all five races. Yet victory in a single edition of a Monument guarantees a rider lasting fame. For some, that one victory has even more cachet than success in a grand tour. Each of the Monuments has a fascinating history, featuring tales of the finest and largest characters in the sport. In The Monuments Peter Cossins tells the tumultuous history of these extraordinary races and the riders they have immortalised.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Cycling, Sports Books, Biography: General
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 12.75 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x27.94mm
  • Weight: 316g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom

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