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Racing 'Great' climbs
on 4 August 2013
This is a very nice book with some great pictures.
I would just like to point out that the 'Great' in the title relates more to great hill climbing days in road racing history not as in 'stunning and amazing'. Most of the writing is about how the climb became great during a Tour du France stage race or other similar races.
I have never followed the Tour du France or any of the main races mentioned in the book so most of what was written did not interest me.
I have since read up a bit about the races and (tongue-in-cheek) it seems the 'Great' days/attacks/wins etc. have mostly been shown to be drug infused.
The route descriptions for those who want to do the climbs is very brief and not much use other than to tell you that on a certain bend a certain rider made his breakaway.
If you want to do the actual climbs and you're not interested in famous riders then it is not much use. I found Kristian Bauer's book a lot more useful.