By Peter Cossins
The travel de France may supply the obvious popularity and glory, however it is cycling's one-day assessments that the pro riders particularly prize. hardest, longest and dirtiest of all are the so-called 'Monuments', the 5 mythical races which are the sport's identical of golf's majors or the grand slams in tennis. Milan–Sanremo, the travel of Flanders, Paris–Roubaix, Liège–Bastogne–Liège and the travel of Lombardy date again greater than a century, and every of them is an anomaly in modern day game, the biking similar of the Monaco Grand Prix.
Time has replaced them to some extent, yet they continue to be as brutally trying out as they ever were. they supply the sport's remarkable one-day performers – the likes of Philippe Gilbert, Fabian Cancellara, Mark Cavendish, Tom Boonen, Peter Sagan and Thor Hushovd – with an opportunity to degree themselves opposed to one another and their predecessors within the so much difficult checks in international biking. From the bone-shattering bowler-hat cobbles of the Paris–Roubaix to the insanely steep hellingen in the travel of Flanders, every one race is as specified because the riders who push themselves via severe exhaustion to win them and input their epic history.
Over the process a century, in simple terms Rik Van Looy and Eddy Merckx have gained all 5 races. but victory in one variation of a Monument promises a rider lasting reputation. For a few, that one victory has much more cachet than good fortune in a grand journey. all of the Monuments has a desirable historical past, that includes stories of the best and biggest characters within the recreation. In The Monuments Peter Cossins tells the tumultuous historical past of those amazing races and the riders they've got immortalised.
By Mela Chercoles
Un libro para los aficionados de siempre y para los que se incorporan cada día al rebufo de unos extraordinarios éxitos solo comparables con los angeles selección de fútbol.Mela Chércoles se mueve desde 1999 por el paddock del Mundial de Motociclismo como por su propia casa.
Uves & Ráfagas desde MotoGP es una mezcla de sus experiencias personales y de los angeles historia reciente de este apasionante deporte sin ánimo de sentar cátedra, sino de mostrar este mundo y su entorno de una forma amena y entretenida.