The best cycling books in the world...EVER

A Listmania! list by I. Parkinson
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One More Kilometre and We're in the Showers
1.  One More Kilometre and We're in the Showers by Tim Hilton
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  "Utterly bonkers. In a good way. A unique take on cycling, life, politics and (fleetingly) sex."
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The Escape Artist: Life from the Saddle
2.  The Escape Artist: Life from the Saddle by Matt Seaton
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  "Lovely book.  A London bikie faces up to personal tragedy and adult responsibilities."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

The Death of Marco Pantani: A Biography
3.  The Death of Marco Pantani: A Biography by Matt Rendell
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  "Meticulous, painful deconstruction of the Pantani myth. You will never look at a bike race in the same way again."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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Sean Kelly: A Man for All Seasons
4.  Sean Kelly: A Man for All Seasons by Sean Kelly
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  "Hard to find, but an excellent evocation of how an Irish farm boy became an international superstar, by suffering more than anyone else. Story of a legend, by Lance Armstrong's favourite writer."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Tales from the Bike Shop
5.  Tales from the Bike Shop by Maynard Hershon
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  "Garrison Keillor in an old Bianchi jersey.  Quaint, sometimes over- folksy, stories of US cycling life."
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BT-RICHARDS BICYCLE BK
6.  BT-RICHARDS BICYCLE BK by Richard Ballantine
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  "The book that inspired a generation of cyclists. Still one of the best introductions to why cycling is the world's finest sport"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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It's Not About The Bike: My Journey Back to Life
7.  It's Not About The Bike: My Journey Back to Life by Lance Armstrong
The list author says:
  "Inspirational and still a great read. Though I will never forgive him for introducing long black socks to the peloton."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (217 customer reviews)

The Flying Scotsman: The Graeme Obree Story
8.  The Flying Scotsman: The Graeme Obree Story by Graeme Obree
The list author says:
  "Brave and powerful, an insight into the tortured mind of one of British cycling's greatest characters"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

Lance Armstrong: Tour de Force
9.  Lance Armstrong: Tour de Force by Daniel Coyle
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  "Well written, close enough to "Planet Lance" to gain some useful insights, not so close as to be sucked in.  Very good on the horrors of everyday life as a pro"
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Bicycle Mechanics: In Workshop and Competition
10.  Bicycle Mechanics: In Workshop and Competition by Steve Snowling
The list author says:
  "Leonard Zinn's books are more use for modern wrenchers, but nothing beats Steve Snowling's nerdy mechanical obsession. I built a string of bikes in the '80's with this as my guide."
Used & New from: 8.98

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