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Major: A Black Athlete, a White Era, and the Fight to Be the World's Fastest Human Being
Major: A Black Athlete, a White Era, and the Fight to Be the World's Fastest Human Being
by Todd Balf
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The story of a man who transcended the handicaps of race to become Americas first African American mega sports celebrity At the turn of the 20th century, hundreds of lightning-fast racers won the hearts and minds of a bicycling-crazed public. Scientists... (read more)

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Lance Armstrong's War: One Man's Battle Against Fate, Fame, Love, Death, Scandal, and a Few Other Rivals on the Road to the Tour de France
Lance Armstrong's War: One Man's Battle Against Fate, Fame, Love, Death, Scandal, and a Few Other Rivals on the Road to the Tour de France
by Daniel Coyle
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“A velvety mix of vivid, sophisticated prose, Raymond Carvers unerring eye for nuance, and John Irvings irreverent, unflinching humor….An intimate look inside the maelstrom of professional cycling.”—Boston Globe Daniel... (read more)

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Ten Points
Ten Points
by Bill Strickland
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Of the eight million dedicated cyclists in this country, just 32,044 own amateur racing licenses. There's a reason for that: Racing is not only incredibly difficult, it's downright excruciating, with the possibility for public humiliation never more than... (read more)

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Downhill
Downhill
by Marla Streb
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In 1994, Marla Streb left her promising career as a biomedical researcher to climb onto a bicycle and hurtle herself down the side of a mountain at speeds topping fifty miles an hour. And at the age of 36, she continues to compete and win against women... (read more)

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The Little 500: The Story of the Worlds Greatest College Weekend
The Little 500: The Story of the Worlds Greatest College Weekend
by John Schwarb
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The definitive history of Indiana University's legendary bike race, The Little 500, a spring tradition since 1951 (and the basis for the Academy Award-winning film Breaking Away). Schwarb goes behind the scenes with winning teams and heartbroken losers,... (read more)

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Every Second Counts
Every Second Counts
by Lance Armstrong
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The five-time Tour de France winner and Number 1 New York Times bestselling author returns with an inspirational account of his recent personal and professional victories--and some failures--and an intimate glimpse into how almost dying taught him to... (read more)

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Positively False: The Real Story of How I Won the Tour de France
Positively False: The Real Story of How I Won the Tour de France
by Floyd Landis
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THE SERIES OF EVENTS surrounding Floyd Landis's 2006 Tour de France was as improbable as anything in the history of sports: He showed up nine seconds late for the race's opening prologue, donned the leader's yellow jersey twelve days later, and lost his... (read more)

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Vive Le Tour!: Amazing Tales of the Tour de France
Vive Le Tour!: Amazing Tales of the Tour de France
by Nick Brownlee
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Fully revised and updated, this is the essential companion to the awe-inspiring event, with a wealth of tales and trivia drawn from the Tour's century-long history The Tour de France is one of the most revered, thrilling sporting events in... (read more)

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Bicycling: Get Fast!: A Complete Guide to Gaining Speed Wherever You Ride
Bicycling: Get Fast!: A Complete Guide to Gaining Speed Wherever You Ride
by Selene Yeager
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Every cyclist wants to get faster. Whether theyre a weekend warrior, a crit specialist, or a charity cruiser, speed is the X factor that lets a rider ride strong, feel fresh, and thoroughly enjoy each ride. Get Fast! is the cyclists go-to guide for... (read more)

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The Cts Collection: Training Tips for Cyclists and Triathletes
The Cts Collection: Training Tips for Cyclists and Triathletes
by Chris Carmichael
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Chris Carmichael's guide explains training methods for athletes at any skill level. CTS offers a four-part approach -- foundation, preparation, specialization, and transition -- and this guide features in-depth articles on each of the four concepts.... (read more)

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Tour de Lance: The Extraordinary Story of Lance Armstrong's Fight to Reclaim the Tour de France
Tour de Lance: The Extraordinary Story of Lance Armstrong's Fight to Reclaim the Tour de France
by Bill Strickland
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Lance Armstrong is a worldwide icon, indisputably one of the greatest cyclists who has ever lived. After battling cancer and becoming an inspiration to millions, Armstrong won the Tour de France a record-breaking seven consecutive years before retiring... (read more)

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We Might as Well Win: On the Road to Success with the Mastermind Behind Eight Tour de France Victories
We Might as Well Win: On the Road to Success with the Mastermind Behind Eight Tour de France Victories
by Johan Bruyneel
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Former professional bicyclist Johan Bruyneel takes you on an exhilarating behind-the-scenes tour of the road to victory.   In 1998, Johan Bruyneel looked Lance Armstrong in the eye and said, "Look, if were going to ride the Tour, we might as well... (read more)

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The 2006 Tour de France: Triumph and Turmoi for Floyd Landis (Tour de France)
The 2006 Tour de France: Triumph and Turmoi for Floyd Landis (Tour de France)
by John Wilcocksen
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This exciting view of cyclings great race covers every aspect of the grueling three-week event, with maps, stage reports, and intimate profiles of the top riders — including George Hincapie, Floyd Landis, and Levi Leipheimer — in the... (read more)

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The 2001 Tour de France
The 2001 Tour de France
by John Wilcockson
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The world's most famous bicycle competition, the Tour de France is a grueling three-week-long race through some of France's most beautiful and extreme terrain. John Wilcockson, cycling's premier journalist, covers the course and the contestants, adding... (read more)

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Tour de France: The History. the Legend. the Riders.
Tour de France: The History. the Legend. the Riders.
by Graeme Fife
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An updated edition sets the 2013 race in the context of the event's remarkable history, stretching back to July 1903Combining meticulous research with a fast-paced narrative style, Graeme Fife penetrates the mystique of the Tour de France and... (read more)

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French Revolutions: Cycling the Tour de France
French Revolutions: Cycling the Tour de France
by Tim Moore
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Not only is it the world's largest and most watched sporting event, but also the most fearsome physical challenge ever conceived by man, demanding every last ounce of will and strength, every last drop of blood, sweat, and tears. If ever there was an... (read more)

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Tour de France: The History, the Legend, the Riders
Tour de France: The History, the Legend, the Riders
by Graeme Fife
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One of sport's toughest ordeals, the three-week Tour de France sees riders pitted against all kinds of terrain and weather in unrelenting competition with their rivals. In this updated edition, Graeme Fife sets the 2009 race in the context of the events... (read more)

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How Lance Does It: Put the Success Formula of a Champion Into Everything You Do
How Lance Does It: Put the Success Formula of a Champion Into Everything You Do
by Brad Kearns
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"Lance hates losing, but is not afraid of it." This fearless approach gave Lance the freedom to take the risks required to achieve peak performance and to continue to seek improvement even while at the top of his sport." --from How Lance Does It What is... (read more)

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Racing Bike Book 2ND Edition
Racing Bike Book 2ND Edition
by Steve Thomas
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Second edition. Celebrating one of today's most exciting and popular sports, this new edition combines factual information on the major cycling events and personalities, with practical advice for cyclists of all standards and abilities. Featuring... (read more)

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The 2007 Tour de France
The 2007 Tour de France
by John Wilcockson
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With the cycling world tangled in drug scandals at the close of the last Tour de France, long-standing and successful teams underwent major shake-ups that set the stage for an exciting and unpredictable 2007. In this especially eagerly awaited edition of... (read more)

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