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The Giro 100 (Paperback) Loot Price: R741
Discovery Miles 7 410
The Giro 100 (Paperback): Herbie Sykes

The Giro 100 (Paperback)

Herbie Sykes

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For better or for worse, the Giro d'Italia remains the sporting metaphor for Italians. To celebrate its centenary, Herbie Sykes produced a unique - and uniquely personal - evocation. In realising it he undertook a Giro of his own. Travelling the length of the peninsular, he met with 100 of its constituents, and simply listened to their stories. They were the champions and gregari, the superstars and nearly-men, their wives, families and tifosi. There were kingmakers and journalists, sponsors and officials, those who have loved it and a few who abhorred it. Collectively their testimonies represent a journey to the heart of the race, and to Italian cycling identity. This, however, is a cycling journey with a difference. In a departure from recent cycling convention, they were invited to open not only their hearts, but also their scrapbooks, photo albums and old cupboard drawers. There's no anodyne photographic agency fodder here, no cliched Dolomite vistas and no hackneyed portraits of Coppi, Merckx or Pantani. Rather the images conjure the spirit, pathos and beauty of the greatest race on earth and, more poignantly still, of 100 lives conditioned by it.

General

Imprint: Rapha Racing Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: March 2017
Authors: Herbie Sykes
Dimensions: 220 x 160mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
ISBN-13: 978-1-912164-00-4
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Sport
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > General
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Cycling, skateboarding, rollerblading > Cycling
Books > History > History of specific subjects > General
Books > Biography > Sport
LSN: 1-912164-00-0
Barcode: 9781912164004

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