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Volume Five of The Cycling Anthology, a collection of the best writing on cycling by some of the sport's leading journalists.

Professional cycling is a rich, dynamic and often controversial sport that lends itself to great writing. Some of the most famous and illustrious races were founded by newspapermen and The Cycling Anthology continues this tradition by bringing together the best in the business.

Volume Five is an eclectic mix of stories old and new:

As World War One is commemorated acros the globe, Brendan Gallagher looks at cycling's war heroes and the role the bicycle played in WWI.

Jeremy Whittle goes in search of panache - why you don't always have to be a winner to be a winner in the public's eyes.

Francois Thomazeau examines how the Tour de France became the international event it is today.

The 2014 Tour de France is relived in the form of poetry, by Ellis Bacon.

Lionel Birnie tells the story behind the Linda McCartney cycling team, the great British team that could have been.

Joey McLoughlin was a shining star of the British cycling scene in the 1980s and '90s - Andy McGrath finds out what happened to him.

Edward Pickering returns to one of cycling's great Pyrenean climbs - Superbagneres.

As Matt Beaudin finds out, the Tour de France is a treat for the senses - albeit a loud one.

Matt McGeehan sends a postcard from the 2014 World Track Championships in Colombia.

And Daniel Friebe introduces us to Jean Francois Naquet-Radiguet: Tour de France pioneer.

Reviews

Almost timeless… The book [will be] just as relevant and readable in years to come… A worthy addition to this well-proven series of eclectic and well-written stories

Cycling World

Insightful and easily-digested collection of cycling stories covering a wide range of topics

Mike Stead, Road

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  • Paperback

    9780224092425

    November 15, 2014

    Yellow Jersey

    224 pages

    RRP $19.99

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    9781448191635

    November 6, 2014

    Vintage Digital

    224 pages

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