BIBLIOVELO

My Hour by Bradley Wiggins

First published in The Observer, December 27 2015 When Bradley Wiggins attempted to break the record for the furthest distance cycled in one hour last summer at the…

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The Racer by David Millar

When David Millar provided the co-commentary for ITV4’s coverage of La Vuelta earlier this year, he was in that elusive moment where, having only just retired from cycling,…

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Climbs And Punishment by Felix Lowe

Any half-interested cyclist’s inbox will be full of them. Rapha’s Randonnée e-mails offer the chance to spend a week on smooth European tarmac, of putting “all focus on riding…

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Hinault by Ruben Van Gucht

There’s an unspoken narrative to this sumptuous coffee table book exploring the spectacular career of Bernard Hinault. As the young Frenchman is producing the kind of eye-catching, aggressive…

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The Breakaway by Nicole Cooke

When Mark Cavendish sprinted to World Championship victory in 2011, he was hailed as the first British winner since Tom Simpson in 1965. It was a similar story…

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Faster by Michael Hutchinson

Michael Hutchinson was obsessed. The former professional time-trialist slept in a tent to try and replicate high altitude training, even though the pump that reduced the oxygen content…

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The Monuments by Peter Cossins

When Mark Cavendish rolls over the start line in Milan in a few weeks’ time, he might pause to consider that however bad conditions might be over the…