The Road Book 2019

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INFOGRAPHICS & TRIVIA

952 PAGES

214 RACES & 704 STAGES

PHOTOGRAPHS

"2019 was a paradigm shift. The cycling world tipped on its axis."

Essays

  • Matt Rendell

    - "Found in Translation: Colombia, Cycling and me" - Matt Rendell puts into context the deeper significance of Egan Bernal’s extraordinary victory

  • Orla Chennaoui

    - "Women Drivers: Trek-Segafrado's myth busters" - Orla Chennaoui examines the unique contribution – and differing opinions – of former rivals Ina Teutenberg and Giorgia Bronzini

  • Michael Hutchinson

    - "Painting (A Masterpiece) By Numbers" - Michael Hutchinson picks apart in forensic detail the Amstel Gold Race, won in breathtaking fashion by Mathieu van der Poel

  • Tom Isitt

    - "Viaggi Italiani: A Giro of discovery" - Tom Isitt reminisces of his distant love affair with Italy traced back to his childhood and his first experience at the Giro d'Italia.

  • Bob Roll

    - "Miss Margaux Hung the Moon for Paul" - Bob Roll tells of the hurt he feels at the loss of Paul Sherwen and the heavy responsibility of commentating alongside Phil Liggett

  • Philippe Auclair

    - "La Vie en Jaune: Julien Alaphilippe relights the French fire" - Philippe Auclair explores the effervescent character of his superstar compatriot Julian Alaphilippe

  • Kit Nicholson

    - " Rider on the Storm: How Lorena Wiebes swept all before her" - Kit Nicholson charts the rise to the top of the latest Dutch star; the unstoppable Lorena Wiebes

  • Paul Fournel

    - " Autrefois des français..." - Paul Fournel – Parisian philosopher, playwright and cycling obsessive has written a poem in which he laments his country’s continuing frustration

  • Richard Carapaz

    Richard Carapaz writes exclusively for The Road Book about his sensational Giro d’Italia win.

  • Annemiek van Vleuten

    Annemiek van Vleuten offers an exclusive first- person account of how she claimed her first World Road Race Championship.

  • Philippe Gilbert

    Philippe Gilbert relives his victory at Paris–Roubaix, from flag drop to the famous showers.


The Road Book 2019

Encapsulating the most memorable racing year for decades, the second instalment of cycling almanack – The Road Book – unveils the iconic story of the 2019 cycling season month by month. With first-hand unique insights from winners Philippe Gilbert, Richard Carapaz and Annemiek van Vleuten, exclusive essays from experts and enthusiasts, racing data and, of course, The Road Book Riders of the Year 2019 Awards, this is your next must-have in an increasingly sought-after collection.

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