Queens of Pain (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
240
Utgivningsdatum
2018-10-10
Förlag
Rapha Racing Ltd
Medarbetare
Bluetrain Publishing Ltd. (prepared for publ.)/Andrews (ed.-in-chief)/Mues (design)/Mottram (founder)/Blumire (director)/Saunders (director)/Blumire (director)/Saunders (director)/Wallace (ass. by)
Illustrationer
Monochrome colours
Dimensioner
224 x 172 x 20 mm
Vikt
690 g
ISBN
9781912164059
Queens of Pain (häftad)

Queens of Pain

Legends and rebels of cycling

Häftad Engelska, 2018-10-10
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Queens of Pain tells the remarkable and largely unknown tale of women's cycle racing from the 1890's to the early 1990's. From the fin-de-siecle velodromes of North America to the glamour and chaos of the first women's Tour de France, Queens of Pain offers a sweeping panorama of female racing history. Told through the lives of the great champions, its heroines include stuntwomen and speed skaters, young mothers and teenage tearaways, shop assistants and coal-delivery girls. When prejudice and officialdom denied them one stage they found another: from six-day track racing to epic place to place records, from 12-hour time trials to unofficial road races. The greatly expanded women's racing scene of today is the direct legacy of these pioneering riders whose stories form an unbroken thread since the invention of the bicycle.
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Isabel Best is a freelance writer based in Paris. She writes on a range of cultural subjects for mostly British newspapers and magazines. In cycling she has contributed to Procycling, Rouleur and Cyclingnews.com amongst others and is co-author of Le Tour 100, published by Octopus. A keen cyclist herself, Isabel has ridden many cyclosportives in the Alps and Pyrenees, has endured a rain-swept Paris-Brest-Paris and toured through Japan and Taiwan braving snowstorms and typhoons.