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Indurain

Indurain

  • Author: Alasdair Fotheringham
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1473528739
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 320
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Miguel Indurain is Spain’s greatest cyclist of all time and one of the best Tour racers in history. He is the only bike rider to have won five successive Tours de France, as well as holding the title for the youngest ever race leader in the Tour of Spain. This is his story. As the all-conquering hero of the 90s, Indurain steadfastly refused to be overwhelmed by fame; remaining humble, shy and true to his country roots. Along with his superhuman calmness, iron will-power and superb bike handling skills, he was often described as a machine. Yet 1996 saw Indurain, the Tour’s greatest ever champion, spectacularly plummet, bringing his career and supremacy to an abrupt end. In Indurain, Alasdair Fotheringham gets to the heart of this enigmatic character, reliving his historic accomplishments in vibrant colour, and exploring how this shaped the direction taken by generations of Spanish racers - raising Spanish sport to a whole new level.

larousse comunicacion Expression Escrita, Jordi Indurain Pons, 2010

larousse comunicacion Expression Escrita, Jordi Indurain Pons, 2010

Dictionary of Espanola

  • Author: Larousse Editorial
  • Publisher: Bukupedia
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 223
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Este manual práctico pretende ofrecer al lector técnicas y recursos para elaborar textos escritos que le permitan comunicarse de manera efectiva. Si bien es cierto que en la vida de las personas la comunicación escrita no es tan frecuente como la comunicación oral, también lo es que la expresión escrita es necesaria en muchas actividades de cierta trascendencia. Sin duda, esas situaciones requieren, en general, un buen dominio de la lengua y de las convenciones relacionadas con la producción del texto. Las nuevas tecnologías han incrementado y diversificado las formas de comunicación humana, tanto oral como escrita. Además, pueden facilitarnos mucho la tarea de redactar, siem pre que tengamos en cuenta todos los requisitos que debe reunir un buen escrito. Las posibilidades que nos ofrecen los avances tecnológicos nos han creado la necesidad de escribir textos más variados, y de escribirlos bien. No hay que olvidar que el uso generalizado de los procesadores de textos también ha contribuido a aumentar el nivel de exigencia de los lec tores, tanto en el aspecto formal como en la facilidad con que se comprende el objetivo y el contenido de un escrito. Por otra parte, los textos revelan mucho del autor: un mal es crito puede dañar el prestigio de una persona; aunque en algunos ámbitos como chats o foros informales las normas de escritura son más flexibles, los textos escritos no han perdido su carácter de documentos dotados de cierta permanencia. Así pues, este manual se dirige a un público lector muy amplio, y trata las diferentes situaciones o contextos en los que 􀉄􀉧􀉢􀉝􀉢􀀃􀉧􀉚􀀃􀉢􀉫􀉩􀉚􀉧􀉫􀉤􀉨􀉦􀀃􀉨􀉬􀀃􀁋􀁌􀁖􀁓􀁄􀁑􀁒􀁗􀁈􀁆􀁄􀀑􀁕􀁘 12 toda persona, de forma gradual a lo largo de su vida, necesita hacer uso de la escritura: la vida académica, el ámbito laboral o profesional, los escritos dirigidos a la Administración Pública y las relaciones sociales. Este libro no se refiere a la literatura creativa, ni a los géneros literarios. Se centra en textos funcionales de uso social. Los consejos de estilo que incluye tienen la finalidad de usar el lenguaje de manera correcta y adecuada al servicio de cada propósito de comunicación. No se trata tampoco de un formulario interminable de ejemplos, ni de un manual para periodistas u otros profesionales de la redacción. La obra pretende, eso sí, contribuir a mejorar la habilidad de expresión escrita del hablante español medio. Se ha pretendido en todo momento que el lector reflexione sobre el acto y el efecto de la escritura, y las características propias de cada texto, hasta lograr un grado de conocimiento satisfactorio. Tras un capítulo expositivo sobre aspectos generales de la comunicación escrita y la elaboración de textos, se abordan diferentes tipos de escritos, con igual atención tanto a la forma como al contenido, procurando siempre mostrar ejemplos significativos, claros y prácticos, aplicables a necesidades y situaciones reales. 􀉄􀉧􀉢􀉝􀉢􀀃􀉧􀉚􀀃􀉢􀉫􀉩􀉚􀉧􀉫􀉤􀉨􀉦􀀃􀉨􀉬􀀃􀁋􀁌􀁖􀁓􀁄􀁑􀁒􀁗􀁈􀁆􀁄􀀑􀁕􀁘 Dirección editorial Jordi Induráin Pons Coordinación de la obra Sofía Acebo García Redacción Glòria Sanz Pinyol y Alba Fraser Asesoramiento pedagógico Núria Pino Roldán Edición Álvaro Martínez Aldama Maquetación digital Marc Monner Argimon © LAROUSSE EDITORIAL, S. L., 2010 Mallorca, 45 - 08029 Barcelona Tel.: 93 241 35 05 Fax: 93 241 35 07 [email protected] ■ www.larousse.es

Champion

Champion

Bicycle Racing in the Age of Miguel Indurain

  • Author: Samuel Abt
  • Publisher: Motorbooks International
  • ISBN: 9780933201590
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 159
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CHAMP BICYCLE RACSAMUELSubtitled Skills and Techniques for Mountain Bikers. Get out there and ride! This book shows how, with practice, you can enjoy the full use of your mountain bike in the great outdoors. Chapters are devoted to subjects ranging from basic riding and handling skills to fitness exercises and nutrition, from health and safety to orientation and survival in the outback. Sftbd., 4 3-4x 8 1-2, 16 pgs., 82b&w ill.

The Story of the Tour de France

The Story of the Tour de France

1965-2007

  • Author: Bill McGann,Carol McGann
  • Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
  • ISBN: 1598586084
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 392
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What they are saying about The Story of the Tour de France: After forty years of study on the subject, I can with some confidence say Bill and Carol McGann's The Story of the Tour de France is the finest such work ever produced in the English language, and perhaps in any. Most of my preferred references are in French, one runs to over 800 pages, yet the McGanns' opus revealed information new to me in almost every paragraph. Their research has been not only impeccable, but insightful. -Owen Mulholland, author of Uphill Battle and Cycling's Golden Age The Story of the Tour de France: How a Newspaper Promotion Became the Greatest Sporting Event in the World by Bill and Carol McGann is a must read. -Road Bike Action Magazine For any historian of the sport the McGanns'Tour de France history is essential reading. Details of the stages and the riders are not glossed over. For those who are new to the sport, the McGanns bring the glory days of the sport alive with the intrigue that still exists today. Epic stages that might have faded into oblivion are eloquently recounted so that future generation of cyclists will know the rich history of our beautiful sport. -Neil Browne, editor, Road Magazine Besides towering over all bicycle races, the Tour de France endures for its unique Gaulic character, like Victor Hugo's Les Miserables. The McGanns' passionate and insightful writing evokes the raucous cast of riders, promoters, and journalists thrusting through highs and lows worthy of opera. This volume stands out as a must-read book for anyone seeking to appreciate cycling's race of races. -Peter Joffre Nye, author of The Six-Day Bicycle Races: America's Jazz Age Sport and Hearts of Lions Volume 1 of The Story of the Tour de France concluded with Jacques Anquetil's record setting fifth Tour win. Volume 2 opens with the greatest Italian racer of the modern age, Felice Gimondi and his effortless victory at the young age of 22. Despite his extraordinary talent, he never won the Tour again. Starting in 1969, Eddy Merckx began his run of 5 victories. Bernard Hinault, who also managed to win 5, followed him. Unable to fulfill his destiny as a likely 5-time winner because of a hunting accident, LeMond won the Tour 3 times. LeMond's era was followed by the remarkable Spaniard Miguel Indurain, the first man to win the Tour 5 times in a row. The late 1990s were a time of extreme crisis for the Tour as the culture of doping within the professional cycling community erupted into the scandal of 1998. The Story of the Tour de France deals with this episode at length. Emerging from a near-fatal bout of cancer, Lance Armstrong went on to do what no other rider in the Tour's long history had ever been able to accomplish, win the Tour 7 times. Following Armstrong's retirement, the Tour was again seized by scandal, this time Floyd Landis' disqualification for drugs after winning the 2006 Tour. The book concludes with the story of the 2007 Tour, followed by a quest for the greatest ever Tour de France rider and an epilogue that explains the reasons for the extraordinary success of the Tour. Bill and Carol McGann have had their lives inextricably tied up with bicycles about as long as they can remember. Their first date was a bike ride. Bill, formerly a Category 1 racer, has been a contributor to several cycling magazines and is widely acknowledged as an expert on road bikes and cycling history. Since his father gave him a small 1-speed English lightweight bicycle when he was 5 years old, Bill has been in love with everything about bikes. Carol, a former college biology instructor is also an accomplished rider, having cycle-toured extensively. Together they started Torelli Imports in 1981, a firm specializing in high-performance cycle equipment.

Indurain

Indurain

A Tempered Passion

  • Author: Javier Garcia Sanchez
  • Publisher: Mousehold Press for Basque Children of '37 Association UK
  • ISBN: 9781874739234
  • Category: Bicycle racing
  • Page: 248
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Spanish prize-winning novelist Javier Sanchez takes us on an emotional journey through the prodigious career of Miguel Indurain, the first cyclist to win five straight Tours de France. He recounts his exploits and great battles in the saddle, the glory moments and the disappointments, and describes his passions, his ideas, and his land.

Tour De France For Dummies

Tour De France For Dummies

  • Author: Phil Liggett,James Raia,Sammarye Lewis
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0764584499
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 261
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A plain-English guide to the world's most famous-andgrueling-bicycle race Featuring eight-pages of full-color photos from recent Tour deFrance races, this easy-to-follow, entertaining guide demystifiesthe history, strategy, rules, techniques, equipment, andcompetitors in what is arguably the most grueling and intriguingmultiday, multistage sporting event in the world. Cowritten by themost popular English-speaking cycling commentator on the planet,this book is great reading for both experienced and the new bicycleracing fans alike.

The Yellow Jersey Club

The Yellow Jersey Club

  • Author: Edward Pickering
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1473508835
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 320
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The Yellow Jersey Club contains just twenty-six living members. To become one of this exclusive number requires complete dedication, brutal self-sacrifice and the most extraordinary physical attributes. Yet along with the ability to climb mountains, bomb along time trials and survive all the perils of the road, what really makes a Tour de France champion? Edward Pickering set out on a mission to ask them, and gained some astonishing insights into the minds of cycling's best ever riders of the past forty years, from giants like Greg LeMond and Stephen Roche to more unfamiliar names like Bernard Thévenet and Joop Zootemelk. With his trademark sharp analysis and deft style, Pickering explores the myriad factors that combine to produce success. What does it take to accumulate such great mental strength, skill and endurance? What are the differences as well as the key factors in common? What sets these men apart from the rest of the field? The Yellow Jersey Club gives the reader unprecedented access into the secrets of the greats of cycling.

Fifty Bicycles That Changed the World

Fifty Bicycles That Changed the World

Design Museum Fifty

  • Author: Alex Newson
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1840916508
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 112
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The Design Museum brings you fifty bicycles that changed the world we live in! The bicycle is the world's most popular form of transport. From the penny-farthing, the Dandy-horse and the Velocipede the design of the bicycle has evolved over the decades both in terms of style and technology. From high-performance cycles to practical run-arounds, conceptual bikes to commercial models, Alex Newson explores the 50 most important, pivotal bicycles from around the world. The bicycle is the world's most popular form of transport. From the penny-farthing, the Dandy-horse and the Velocipede the design of the bicycle has evolved over the decades both in terms of style and technology. From high-performance cycles to practical run-arounds, conceptual bikes to commercial models, here are the 50 most important, pivotal bicycles from around the world. Contents Includes... Laufmaschine c.1817 Velocipede c.1863 Safety Bicycle c.1880 The tandem 1898 The cargo bike 1900s BSA 3-Speed Hub 1930-40 Flying Pigeon PA-02 c.1950 PARIS Galibier c.1947 Raleigh Chopper 1969 Dawes Galaxy 1971 Avatar 2000 1980 AM series Moulton Bicycle 1983 STRiDA 1985 Kestrel 4000 1986 'Old Faithful' 1993 Airnimal Chameleon c.2000 Bianchi Pista Chrome 2007 EADS Airebike 2011 Faraday Porteur 2013 ...And Much More!

Bike!

Bike!

A Tribute to the World's Greatest Racing Bicycles

  • Author: Richard Moore,Daniel Benson
  • Publisher: The Miegunyah Press
  • ISBN: 0522861830
  • Category: Bicycle racing
  • Page: 329
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To many, the racing bicycle is a cult object, a vehicle of dreams, a marvel of engineering and aesthetics. With such enthusiasts in mind, Bike! Is the first book to be produced on the history of the world's most famous racing-bike and component manufacturers. Within its pages you will discover the beautifully illustrated story of the artisans and visionary sportspeople who joined forces to create two-wheeled legends. From the cradle of road biking on the plains of northern Italy to the birthplace of mountain biking, Marin County, California, Bike! unmasks the soul behind names like Colnago, Shimano and Campagnolo. Distributed throughout the book are special double-page photographic features on ten landmark bikes that were the first to introduce groundbreaking technology, from Maurice Garin's Ondiana cycle in the first Tour de France of 1903 to the Team Sky Pinarello Dogma of 2010. Completed by sublime photography and graphic timelines, this book is the most striking tribute ever created to the craftsmanship, precision and speed of the racing bicycle. Edited by seasoned cycling veteran and bestselling author Richard Moore, Bike! is the perfect book for cycling fanatics and design aficionados alike.