> Skip to content
Peter Cossins
Photo Credit: Simon Wilkinson / swpix.com

Peter Cossins

Book for an event

First drawn into the sport while a student in Spain in the mid-1980s, Peter Cossins has been writing about cycling since 1993, contributing principally to Cycling Weekly, Cycle Sport and Procycling. The Monuments, his history of cycling's five greatest one-day Classic races, was published in 2014, followed in 2015 by Alpe d’Huez, an appraisal of cycling’s greatest climb.

For Yellow Jersey Press he has written the definitive account of the first ever Tour de France, Butcher, Blacksmith, Acrobat, Sweep the also the enlightening book on cycling tactics, Full Gas.He lives in the Ariège in the heart of the French Pyrenees.

Books by Peter Cossins

The Yellow Jersey

The 100-year anniversary celebration of the hardest-earned and most sacred prize in sport.

Read more
Full Gas

Bluffing, breakaways, sprinting and strategy - Full Gas takes us on the team bus to give us the inside story on tactics directly from the riders and managers themselves

Read more
Butcher, Blacksmith, Acrobat, Sweep

Told for the first time, the full story behind the creation of the Tour de France and the remarkable first edition of the race in 1903.

Read more