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Peter Cossins is an engaging writer who's conversational style makes this an effortless yet interesting read. The cosy tone delivers a great deal with a good balance of history and anecdotes. If you wish to explore cycling beyond the Grand Tours this is the book. (Carlton Kirby)
An awe-inspiring history of the five most legendary "classic" races in world cycling.See all Product Description
I enjoyed this book for some insight into the monuments & their history. A good level of detail to be able to take in & get a better understanding of each race.Published 23 days ago by CaptainSpenno
A little bit long winded, but like the cyclists, you get there in the endPublished 4 months ago by Fearn
The idea is great, the topic is huge (5 races over 100 years, many heroes & some villains). The book never wrestles the topic into themes. Read morePublished 5 months ago by alcyst
some great details of the history of these races with some names to remember and some to forget but always interestingPublished 6 months ago by Rick0361
An excellent potted history of each of cycling's Monuments. There's not much here that can't be found in other books on each of the Monuments, but Cossins manages to weave the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Tommy Tranquillo
Brilliant summary of the classics. Excellent read. Best cycling book in the 5 or 6 years. Respects history and honours riders.Published 9 months ago by Finbarr O'Halloran
Really enjoyed this. I had no idea of the political and cultural histories of these races - absolutely fascinating insight!Published 10 months ago by Mike
A little long winded describing ancient history, like pre- war histories of races and riders. 60s onward for details more than sufficePublished 10 months ago by Jerry Y H Lee
Bought as a Christmas gift and the recipient was very pleased.Published 10 months ago by geordiegirl