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The Curse of the Rainbow Jersey

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Strange, sad, and deadly events have befallen the winners of cycling's World Championship. A thorough historical look at "The Curse."

Chasing the Rainbow

Author : Giles Belbin
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For the first time, Chasing the Rainbow tells the history of both the men’s and women’s road cycling’s World Championships. Chasing the Rainbow recounts the famous routes, momentous victories and the characters, climbs, and of course, the riders behind the infamous pursuit for one of road cycling’s greatest prizes: the Rainbow Jersey. Giles Belbin has conducted exclusive interviews with a whole host of Champions from the Tour’s illustrious past, including: Oscar Frieire; Marianne Vos; Marcel Kint; Nicole Cooke; Yvonne Reynders; Keetie Van Oosten-Hage; Barry Hoban; Felice Gimondi; Mandy Jones; Stephen Roche; Catharine Marsal and Cadel Evans.

Bob Wilson s Ultimate Collection of Peculiar Sporting Lingo

Author : Bob Wilson
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The comprehensive collection of sport's strangest terms encountered in the 50-year career of one of British sport's greatest sages.

P Is For Peloton

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A perfect gift book for all cycling fans - the A-Z of cycling from Arrivée to Zoetemelk. Beautifully illustrated by renowned cycling artist Mark Fairhurst, P is for Peloton is packed with fun facts from the amazing to the bizarre, and stories about the greatest riders in the sport. Ever wanted to know the difference between your flamme rouge and your lanterne rouge? This is the book for you - or the cycling obsessive in your life.

Lance Armstrong

Author : John Wilcockson
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Few champions have astonished the world as much as Lance Armstrong. A cancer survivor who went on to win the Tour de France an unprecedented seven times, he is an inspiration to millions. Now the full story can be told. With complete access to Armstrong, and to his inner circle, and drawing on interviews with family members and training partners, coaches and celebrities, team-mates and rivals, friends and foes, sportswriter John Wilcockson tells of those who helped Armstrong along the way -- including his mother Linda, his ex-wife Kristin and one-time fiancee Sheryl Crow -- and explores the traits of character that made Armstrong unique. The story of Lance Armstrong is one of brutal, painful effort, of natural brilliance, of relentless ambition, of extraordinary glory. His achievement is all the more stunning for its unconventionality: a boy from small-town America who beat the world. Brash and fiercely competitive, Armstrong has never been without close friends or bitter enemies. His achievements have been dogged by accusations of doping, accusations of secrecy, and by questions about how triumph on such a grand scale could be possible - questions that are addressed head on in LANCE ARMSTRONG. Tracing the highs and lows, and bringing alive the drama of the races in which Armstrong smashed expectations time after time, LANCE ARMSTRONG gives the complete story of a matchless champion.

Rucks Pucks Sliders

Author : Bob Wilson
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Including anecdotes from Bob Wilson's own football and television careers, this work features one of sport's most enduring icons guiding us through the meanings, heritage and evolution of great sporting terms we use.

Lance

Author : John Wilcockson
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Few people know exactly how lance Armstrong became such an amazing force in cycling. Now, in Lance, John Wilcockson draws on dozens of interviews with those who know Armstrong best, to trace his remarkable life, both on and off the bike. Family members—including his adoptive father, speaking publicly for the first time—recall Armstrong's humble origins, the father he barely knew, and his single mom's struggle for survival. His childhood friends and early mentors recall how he also excelled at other sports, including swimming, running, and triathlons. Known for pushing his body to the extreme and intimidating his rivals, Armstrong accomplished extraordinary feats like winning the world's professional roadrace championship at twenty-one and taking home the Tour de France trophy seven consecutive years in a row. But his many achievements have consistently been dogged by allegations of doping and secrecy. In Lance, Wilcockson provides numerous details, many for the first time, of how Armstrong's legendary training, near-fatal bout with cancer, and battles with the media drove him to reach the pinnacle of his sport.

Velo News

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The Shattered Peloton

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A generation of young athletes decimated in the carnage of war. The Shattered Peloton is a mind-boggling account of young athletes in their prime destroyed in the hell of war. A mesmerizing view of cycling in its golden age, and the darkness that followed. On June 28, 1914, one hundred and forty-five riders lined up in a suburb of Paris at 3 a.m. to start the first stage of the Tour de France. The race, which had been founded just a decade earlier, had grown to become the biggest bicycle race in the world. The riders did not know it at the time, but as they raced, an event was taking place on the opposite side of Europe which would change all of their lives forever: Gavrilo Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, triggering World War I. While racing went on in France, a diplomatic crisis had started that would try but fail to avert war. Shortly after the finish of the race, France mobilized its troops and went to war with Germany. The organizer of the Tour de France, Henri Desgrange, despite being fifty years old, enrolled in the army shortly afterwards and encouraged the cyclists to do the same. The war would see over 16 million soldiers and civilians die. Many of the riders from that Tour de France did not return, and three previous winners of the race would be among those killed in action. The Shattered Peloton tells the story of the 1914 Tour and what happened to the top cyclists of the day during the course of the war. A brilliant, disturbing, important book for anyone with an interest in cycling or military history.

The Tour Behind the Scenes of Cadel Evans Tour de France

Author : Rupert Guinness
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From Australia’s first Tour de France winner Cadel Evans comes an insider’s account of the Tour de France and what it takes to win this most prestigious of races. The campaign to win the Tour de France begins the day the last Tour finishes. Cadel takes us through the process of recruiting the best riders, the training camps and the practice rides. Then he explains the stages of the race to show how the team worked together, the tactics and the challenges that they had to overcome: the crashes, illness, injury, exhaustion. What are the elements behind a Tour defence? Will it be harder to defend than win? What will he expect from his rivals? Can Cadel take the yellow jersey a second time? From joining the BMC team to crossing the finish line, Cadel Evans: Victory in the Tour de France takes us through the fascinating lead up and preparation necessary to win the 2011 Tour de France – the biggest event on the road cycling calendar for both riders and the millions of followers of cycling’s Grand Tour.

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Echoes of the Aesthetic Society of Jersey City

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The Nice Girl s Story

Author : Rosemary Harris
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Supplement No 2 to the Alphabetical Finding List of the Free Public Library of Jersey City N J Jan 1893

Author : Free Public Library of Jersey City
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Supplement No 2 to the Alphabetical Finding List of the Free Public Library of Jersey City N J Jan 1 1893

Author : Free Public Library of Jersey City
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The Journal of Narrative Technique

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Critical Survey of Drama Jules Romains William Trevor

Author : Carl Edmund Rollyson
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Combines, updates, and expands two earlier Salem Press reference sets: Critical survey of drama, Rev. ed., English language series, published in 1994, and Critical survey of drama, Foreign language series, published in 1986. This new 8 vol. set contains 6

Cinematographers Production Designers Costume Designers and Film Editors Guide

Author : David Pecchia
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Freshwater and Marine Aquarium

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Cue

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