"Get your cobble on without breaking your collarbone. "The Spring Classics."..will keep you absorbed on rain-soaked April days--and just might inspire you to get out and ride regardless of the weather." -- Bicycling magazine""The Spring Classics" is one of the most beautiful books it has ever been my good fortune to set eyes on. A monument in its own right." -- TheWashingMachinePost.net "Enjoyable and emotive, "The Spring Classics" is like a children's fairy tale book for cyclists, full of valiant and fallen heroes and monstrous terrain." -- DailyPeloton.com "Only a still photograph can capture the moment, provide a lasting and deep impression. The proof is "The Spring Classics." The superb pictures, complemented by text from the best cycling writers, capture the beauty, the excitement, and the brutality fo the toughest races of all, the spring classics." -- "Cycling Weekly" ""The Spring Classics" delves deeply into the rich stories of the classics." -- "Peloton "magazine"After reading "The Spring Classics," you'll be inspired to ride from your heart, ignoring the pleas from your legs and friends alike. The images gave me chills." -- RedKitePrayer.com""The Spring Classics" is for die-hard fans. The things I care about are all contained within this book. Hard man single-day racing. Great style from racers. Cool cycling photography from the days of yore and also from not that far back." -- "Embrocation Cycling Journal" "If you've never heard of riders like Coppi, Kelly, De Vlaeminck, and Moser, it's time to learn more about the epic history of our sport. "The Spring Classics" delves into the one-day events that have helped define professional road cycling. The classics are the most prestigious, longest-running events in cycling--the domain of warriors--and this coffee table book tells the stories of those races where men became legends." -- "VeloNews "magazine ""The Spring Classics" emphasizes photographic composition and sce
About the Author
The authors are top sportswriters for "L'Equipe," a leading European cycling and sports publication.