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5.0 out of 5 stars Great photographs enhance a good book, 9 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: The Pain and the Glory (Team Sky Giro & Tour Diary) (Hardcover)
This book follows the same format as "21 Days to Glory" (which covered the 2012 Tour of France) but is extended to include Team Sky's campaign at the Giro as well as the 2013 Tour de France. For each race there is a series stage by stage description from a personal Team Sky point of view followed by a section of brief factual summaries of the stages. It is fascinating to read what goes on behind the scene as the book doesn't just describe events from the point of view of the team leaders and domestiques, there is plenty of focus on the myriad of support staff and their roles. It is also interesting reading to contrast the 2 races as the Giro did not go according to Sky's plan whereas the Tour very much did. What makes this book really worthwhile though are Scott Mitchell's stunning photographs. He captures the moments by some very imaginative and quirky shots. Some of the photos in the blizzards that plagued the Giro are amazing.

As someone who followed both races on TV this book really worked for me as I relived the excitement and the tensions of each stage. A great buy for anyone interested in cycling or just in good photography.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting read, 30 Oct. 2013
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Enjoyed this book which is both an additional source of information to the live presentations on TV this year and a good memory jogger. Additional entertainment from trying to work out the locations and subjects in the photographs (which the book is lavishly supplied with) since there are no captions. A good basic read about Sky Pro Cycling's achievements in these two very challenging and iconic road cycling races in 2013.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, 22 Nov. 2013
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It is awesome. You can relive the Giro and the Tour.
The pictures of Scott Mitchell are amazing.
It is written very nicely and easy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great little read, 1 Jan. 2014
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Pain and glory was a good follow up to 21 days to glory some nice photos and insight into the characters that go into a grand tour effort.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book., 16 Feb. 2015
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Superb book (& in great condition) full of stunning pictures & reports from the Tour De France. An excellent read for any cycling fan but particularly fans of TDF, Sky & Chris Froome.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!!, 5 Dec. 2013
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Got in the lightening deal at £7.50 which is an absolute bargain. Its got quality photos and writing about the tours which my brother will appreciate as its a gift for him!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pressie, 12 Feb. 2014
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Good feedback from the person I bought this for they said very interesting and well written. Lots of information and detail.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas present well received!, 2 Jan. 2014
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Really good book at excellent value, looked around and found that this was best value. Well worth a read if you like cycling
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, 4 Jan. 2015
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Excellent quality book, been looking for it for ages and amazing at this price.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 23 Mar. 2015
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Made good and interesting reading
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