The Road Book 2021 First Edition

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Infographics and Trivia

848 PAGES

174 RACES AND 517 STAGES

PHOTOGRAPHS

CURATED BY RUSS ELLIS

"Doubt that had dogged all our lives, was being cast aside. Sometimes cautiously. Sometimes in the blink of an eye"

Essays

  • Jasper Stuyven, Sarah Storey, Lizzie Deignan, Tadej Pogačar

    - Exclusive Winners’ Words from inside the peloton, documenting first accounts of the best victories in the 2021 calendar and detailed in unrivalled intimacy.

  • KIT NICHOLSON

    - "The End is Where We Start From". Details the extraordinary events of Mark Cavendish’s fairy-tale 2021. From possible retirement to equalling Eddy Merckx’s all time Tour de France stage wins.

  • KATHRYN BERTINE

    - "A Standing Start". A fascinating dive into how activism broke her, rebuilt her and became her cornerstone as she lobbied for equality in Women’s racing and the creation of La Course.

  • PETER KAMASA

    - "Continental Drift - Africa's Greatest Race". Born out of genocide in the 1990s, Kamasa delves into the meaning behind Africa’s biggest cycling race and the increasing power of cycling within the nation.

  • DAN MARTIN

    -"Completing the Set". Recounts in intimate detail his stage by stage recollection of the 2021 Giro d’Italia and reflects on the incredibly achievement of completing his collection of Grand Tour stage victories.

  • TOM PIDCOCK

    -"In the Cross Fire". Reflects on how he first entered the world of Cyclocross, managing expectations in pro cycling and ambitions to become World Champion.

  • DANIEL FRIEBE

    -"A Pilgrim's Progress". Provides a lens into psychology of Primož Roglič as he recovered from disappointment at the Tour de France to triumph in Tokyo and La Vuelta.

  • CECILIE UTTRUP LUDWIG

    -"Shaking My Confidence". Details her long awaited and difficult journey to her first WorldTour victory in the Vuelta de Burgos.

  • TOMAS VAN DEN SPIEGEL

    -"The Racemaker". Dissects the importance of cycling to Flanders and the growing importance of the Ronde van Drenthe to the region and the cycling calendar.


The Road Book 2021 First Edition

The Road Book 2021 recounts in full the second successive season that the world of cycling was rocked by the destructive nature of COVID-19. Through hardship to the stars, this year’s edition shines a light on the riders, races and fans of the sport who through endurance have created some of the most pulsating and emotional moment of racing history. 

Ned Boulting, Editor:

“2021 wasn’t really supposed to be like this. Even though the populations of the world were warned repeatedly and severally by those who have studied the consequences and effects of pandemics that we would be living with the aftershocks of COVID-19 for years to come, the unsilenced optimist within us all refused to embrace the reality of their prognosis. The trauma of 2020 could not possibly be repeated, or so we believed.”

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