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    The Race Against The Stasi by Herbie Sykes

    When the ‘Iron Curtain’ descended across Europe, Dieter Wiedemann was a hero of East German sport. A podium finisher in The Peace Race, the Eastern Bloc equivalent of the Tour de France, he was a pin-up for the supremacy of socialism over the ‘fascist’ …

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    101 Damnations by Ned Boulting

    A funny and irreverent look behind the scenes at the 2014 Tour de France, which starts in Yorkshire, from the author of How I Won the Yellow Jumper.

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    Climbs And Punishment by Felix Lowe

    After almost a decade of reporting on the exploits of the pro peloton, raconteur Felix Lowe takes to the saddle and sets out to conquer the road from Barcelona to Rome. Following in the tracks of the world’s greatest wheelmen, he puts professional cycl …

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    Gironimo! by Tim Moore

    On the eve of the Giro d’Italia’s 100th anniversary, Tim Moore sets out to cycle the route of the first race, all 3,162 km of it. On a 100-year-old wooden bike. That he built himself.

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    Great British Cycling by Ellis Bacon

    Never before has the full story of the sport been documented in one book, and in Great British Cycling, Ellis Bacon guides you through the development of our bike racing world, from its origins to weekend outings to British riders being able to compete …

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    Étape by Richard Moore

    Critically acclaimed author Richard Moore tells the stories behind some of the defining stages in the Tour de France’s history, confirming the world’s greatest bike race as unrivalled in its creation of myths and legends, and as a stage for courage, sc …

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