In Search of Robert Millar

Author: Richard Moore

Publisher: HarperSport

ISBN: 9780007235025

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 364

View: 4847


Throughout the 1980s, Scottish-born Robert Millar enjoyed huge success as a professional cyclist. He won the Tour of Britain, and during the 1984 Tour de France was crowned King of the Mountains and placed fourth overall, the highest rank a Briton has ever reached in the world’s toughest cycle race. When his career began to wane in the 1990s, Millar quickly removed himself from public life and has been heard from little ever since. Through interviews with friends, acquaintances, and cycling colleagues, this intriguing biography unravels the mystery behind the maverick Scotsman, arguably one of the greatest enigmas in a sport full of remarkable individuals.

In Search of Robert Millar: Unravelling the Mystery Surrounding Britain’s Most Successful Tour de France Cyclist

Author: Richard Moore

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007283881

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 900


The compelling story of Britain’s best-ever cyclist – one of the most enigmatic, complex and contradictory athletes in any sport – and the unravelling of the puzzle surrounding his sudden and dramatic disappearance.

Etape

Author: Richard Moore

Publisher: VeloPress

ISBN: 1937716562

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 263

View: 4290


What if all the best Tour stages happened in one race? In Etape, critically acclaimed author Richard Moore weaves first-person interviews with cycling's great riders to assemble a "dream team" of the best Tour de France stages in modern history. Featuring exclusive interviews with the Tour's legends and scoundrels about their best-ever day on the bike (and their most heartbreaking defeats), Moore unravels lingering mysteries and recounts strange tales from 20 great stages of the Tour: LeMond's impossible return from near-death, Schleck's primal scream atop the Galibier, Merckx's self-described toughest Tour, Cav's mind-bending victory in Aubenas, Hinault's hellish battle with Fignon. Etape assembles the greatest days of modern Tour history into a Tour de France of incredible victory, glorious failure, shocking revelation, and beautiful memories. In the words of those who were there, Etape recreates each day vividly and reveals the beauty and the madness of cycling's greatest race.

Bike!

Author: Richard Moore,Daniel Benson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781781312346

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 351

View: 4773


To many, the racing bicycle is a cult object, a vehicle of dreams, a marvel of engineering and aesthetic. Spanning over one hundred years of the sport, Bike! is the in-depth history of the 49 greatest cycling designers who have shaped the world of cycling. Starting on the dusty plains of Italy in the nineteeth century to the nano-tube technology of today, Bike! Is the cycling bible for anyone who cares about the love, sweat and tears that have been put into the pursuit of perfection on two wheels. Unmasking the soul of those like Colnago, Shimano and Campagnolo, Bike! also tells the story of landmark classics such as Fausto Coppi’s 1952 Bianchi, Graeme Obree’s ‘Old Faithful’, Chris Boardman’s Lotus and Lance Armstrong’s Damien Hirst ‘Butterfly’ Trek. From Raleigh to Peugeot, Gitane to Cervelo, in graphic detail with sublime photography, Bike! Is the beautifully illustrated story of the visionaries and riders who joined forces to create two-wheeled legends.

Slaying the Badger

Author: Richard Moore

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409028879

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 7581


Greg LeMond, 'L'Americain': fresh-faced, prodigious newcomer. This is supposed to be his year. Bernard Hinault, 'The Badger': aggressive, headstrong, five-time winner of the Tour. He has pledged his unwavering support to his team mate, LeMond. The team is everything in cycling, so the world watches, stunned, as LeMond and Hinault's explosive rivalry plays out over three high-octane weeks. Slaying the Badger relives the adrenaline and agony as LeMond battles to become the first American to win the Tour, with the Badger relentlessly on the attack. Includes brand new material for the paperback.

Tour de France 100

Author: Richard Moore

Publisher: Velopress

ISBN: 9781937715069

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 7483


Presents a pictoral history of the Tour de France, highlighting the athletes, memorable races, and the scandals.

A Journey Through the Cycling Year

Author: The Cycling Podcast

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473555604

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 9206


Readers as well as listeners can now embark on a journey through the cycling year with The Cycling Podcast, which has been entertaining and informing fans since 2013. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe share their diaries from three incident-filled Grand Tours, the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a España. These take readers behind the scenes and explore the culture and landscape as well as the racing, while the ‘Lionel of Flanders’, complete with beer recommendations, does the same for the Classics in Belgium. There are appearances, too, by leading journalists and podcast favourites François Thomazeau, who takes responsiblity for the French Tour de France jinx, Ciro Scognamiglio, with a heartfelt love letter to cult favourite Filippo Pozzato, Fran Reyes, who pens a farewell to El Pistolero, Alberto Contador, and Orla Chennaoui, who hits the road to cover La Course in a one-woman karaoke-booth-on-wheels. Further contributions from professional riders Ashleigh Moolman Pasio and Joe Dombrowski and the voice of the Tour de France, Sebastien Piquet, as well as stunning galleries from the podcast world’s first and only dedicated photographer, Simon Gill, make this the perfect celebration of a year in cycling.

The Dirtiest Race in History

Author: Richard Moore

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408158760

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 337

View: 5888


The men's 100m final at the 1988 Olympics has been described as the dirtiest race ever - but also the greatest. Aside from Johnson's blistering time, the race is infamous for its athletes' positive drug tests. This is the story of that race, the rivalry between Johnson and Lewis, and the repercussions still felt almost a quarter of a century on.

Tour de France 100

Author: Richard Moore

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408170965

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 226

View: 2151


First staged in 1903, the Tour de France lasts three weeks every July and takes its c.200 competitors through over 3600km of varied terrain, including testing mountain stages. The race is broken into one-day 'stages', with the overall leader wearing the fabled yellow jersey.Tour de France 100 celebrates 110 years of the Tour and publishes in the run up to the 100th race. It captures key visual moments in its history, including heroes of the race, great rivalries, moments of high drama, accidents and scandals, all accompanied by Richard Moore's authoritative text that illuminates and expands upon the superb imagery.

The Cycling Anthology

Author: Lionel Birnie,Ellis Bacon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448191653

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 6115


THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CYCLING IN FIVE VOLUMES Volume One of The Cycling Anthology, a collection of the best writing on cycling by some of the sport's leading writers. Between them, they’ve covered hundreds of Tours de France and written dozens of excellent books and some have even ridden the Tour. Now, their work is showcased together for the first time. Volume One features original and exclusive pieces by leading cycling writers, including: - William Fotheringham disects Bradley Wiggins' transformation from track superstar to becoming the first Briton to win the Tour de France - David Millar discusses retirement and dark secrets as his friends' careers start to fade - Daniel Friebe uncovers the fascinating role statistics has to play in cycling - Jeremy Whittle follows Team Sky to assess the Lance Armstrong's legacy to the sport