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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Weight 2.1 kg
Dimensions 26 × 17 × 7 cm



  • Philippe Auclair explores the effervescent character of his superstar compatriot Julian Alaphilippe
  • Paul Fournel – Parisian philosopher, playwright and cycling obsessive has written a poem in which he laments his country’s continuing frustration
  • Matt Rendell puts into context the deeper significance of Egan Bernal’s extraordinary victory
  • Orla Chennaoui examines the unique contribution – and differing opinions – of former rivals Ina Teutenberg and Giorgia Bronzini
  • Kit Nicholson charts the rise to the top of the latest Dutch star; the unstoppable Lorena Wiebes
  • Richard Carapaz writes exclusively for The Road Book about his sensational Giro d’Italia win
  • Philippe Gilbert relives his victory at Paris–Roubaix, from flag drop to the famous showers
  • Annemiek van Vleuten offers an exclusive first- person account of how she claimed her first World Road Race Championship
  • Bob Roll tells of the hurt he feels at the loss of Paul Sherwen and the heavy responsibility of commentating alongside Phil Liggett
  • Michael Hutchinson picks apart in forensic detail the Amstel Gold Race, won in breathtaking fashion by Mathieu van der Poel
  • Tom Isitt reminisces of his distant love affair with Italy traced back to his childhood and his first experience at the Giro d’Italia.



952 pages (900+20+32)

214 Races

57 Team Profiles

704 Stages

11 Essays

32 Photographs (Curated by Russ Ellis)

12 Infographics

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The Road Book 2018

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