The Resource Climbs and punishment : riding to Rome in the footsteps of Hannibal, Felix Lowe

Climbs and punishment : riding to Rome in the footsteps of Hannibal, Felix Lowe

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Climbs and punishment : riding to Rome in the footsteps of Hannibal
Title
Climbs and punishment
Title remainder
riding to Rome in the footsteps of Hannibal
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Felix Lowe
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Cycling journalist Felix Lowe makes the leap from raconteur to rouleur, taking to the saddle for the first time in 10 years to complete his very own grand tour of Europe. Lowe's light-hearted and entertaining travelogue charts his progress as he cycles 2,700 kilometres from Barcelona to Rome, crossing three countries and cycling over three mountain ranges, taking in some of cycling's most fabled climbs. As he follows in the tracks of some of the world's greatest wheelmen, Lowe will put professional cycling's three major stage races - the Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana and Giro d'Italia - under the microscope, whilst capturing the potent mix of madness, humour and human spirit that make people identify with the sport so strongly. Powered by local delicacies and his trademark blend of self-deprecating humour and barbed wit, Lowe takes readers on an immersive journey through the Catalonian countryside, over the Pyrenean foothills and the rolling plains of Languedoc, through the flowery fields of Provence, over winding Alpine passes, past the parks and palaces of Piedmont, and down the Apennine backbone of Italy. As much about the regions traversed as the cyclists who have left their sweat in the soil, Lowe's insightful account celebrates the sport and examines the psychology of both the crazed amateur and the pedalling pro."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
796.64092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Climbs and punishment : riding to Rome in the footsteps of Hannibal, Felix Lowe
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Climbs and punishment : riding to Rome in the footsteps of Hannibal, Felix Lowe
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Contents
Powered by local delicacies and his trademark blend of self-deprecating humour and barbed wit, Lowe takes readers on an immersive 1,500-mile journey through the Catalonian countryside, over the Pyrenean foothills and the rolling plains of Languedoc, through the flowery fields of Provence, over winding Alpine passes, past the parks and palaces of Piedmont, and down the Appenine backbone of Italy
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15527347
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24 cm
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Extent
367 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780593073346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits
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  • (Sirsi) i9780593073346
  • (OCoLC)872705682

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