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2 New Books for Your Christmas List

November 28th, 2018 12:00am

2 New Books for Your Christmas List

Two Cycling Books for your Christmas List

Okay many of you know I am an avid reader but I have not yet read these two new books but didn't want you to miss out on a great Christmas idea for your self or riding buddy.

I did receive Peter Sagans book, but I have so many books going on that I will not finish the full report by the holidays and therefore can not give you my full review. However, I expect both books to be quite good. Velo Press is the publisher and they dont put out too many books that flat out suck, so, get on over to Velo Press and order youself one, both or share this link with your secret Santa.


My World by Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan, at just 28 years of age, is already one of cycling’s greatest riders of all time. With six Tour de France points jersey victories, three road race world championships, the 2018 Paris–Roubaix, and multiple spring classics among Sagan’s palmares, the world of cycling agrees that this intense, yet fun-loving rider is among the most dominant and fun-to-watch riders of his generation.

In My World, for the very first time, bike racing fans will have the opportunity to glimpse behind the scenes of Sagan’s cycling life, revealing the full extent of his dedication to competition and determination to win. They will read about his relationship with fellow riders, his heroes, and how he copes with the expectation of success. He will share technical details about his preparation, dissect the art of the sprint and analyze the tactics that play out during a fiercely competitive stage or race.

Sagan also gets personal, inviting us into his entourage as he blasts through races—then blows off steam with a few well-played pranks on friends. He shares his love for stunts like popping uphill wheelies on his road bike or lip syncing to John Travolta—and explains why bets lost and promises to friends sometimes end with a chicken dance across the finish line.

If the rainbow jersey comes with a curse, what happens when you win three? Meet the real Peter Sagan in My World and find out why cycling’s most interesting personality never takes winning too seriously.


Cycling's Brightest Minds Share Their Race Strategies in How the Race Was Won

Boulder, CO, USA — November 27, 2018 — In his new book How the Race Was Won, veteran cycling journalist Peter Cossins reveals the secrets cycling's top minds have used to win bike races from the 1890s to today. Cossins gleans insight from team managers, riders, and race directors to reveal the sharp decisions and trained instincts that lead to victories. How the Race Was Won is available now in bookstores, bike shops, and online. See more at at

Great cyclists are born, but winning cyclists know how to turn a fleeting opportunity into a big win. How the Race Was Won investigates the fine details of bike racing through extensive interviews with winning racers and team directors. From the moment when George Pilkington Mills was paced to victory in the 1891 Bordeaux—Paris to the dominating sprint trains pulling Cipollini, Cavendish, or Kittel, How the Race Was Won embraces the full spectrum of cycling history, making stops along the way to analyze how tactics first evolved and how today's winning minds continue to build on what came before.

Author Peter Cossins examines the key players who have shaped the sport, and he reveals how they learned to navigate the invisible undercurrent that sweeps riders to the finish line. Whatever the angle or tactic, Cossins brings to life the thrilling, messy, and opportunistic world of bike race strategy.

How the Race Was Won: Cycling's Top Minds Reveal the Road to Victory
Peter Cossins
Paperback | 6" x 9", 280 pp., $18.95, 9781937715861     

Peter Cossins is a veteran sports writer who has covered cycling since 1993. A former editor and contributing editor at Procycling magazine, he has also contributed to the Guardian, The Times, the Sunday Telegraph, the Sunday Express, and the Sunday Herald. Cossins collaborated with Tour de France winner Stephen Roche on his autobiography Born to Ride. He has also written Le Tour 100, The Monuments, Two Days in Yorkshire, Alpe d'Huez, and Ultimate Etapes.


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