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This work features Europe's 50 greatest cycling climbs specially selected as scenes of sporting heroism, marvels of nature, spiritual places of pilgrimage that every bike rider or fan wishes to one day visit and conquer.
Hardcover, 223 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Quercus Publishing
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Very nicely produced book offering a menu of 50 great cycling climbs in Europe. The bulk of the climbs are located in the Alps and Pyrenees. There's a sprinkle of routes in the Vosges (Ballon d'Alsace), Appenines (Gran Sasso, Blockhaus) and in the southern Spanish sierras (Pico de Veleta, Calar Alto). And even four Belgian hills - De Muur, Koppenberg, Mur de Huy and La Redoute - that have garnered an outsized reputation in the spring classics. No climbs on British territory have been included.
Daniel Friebe is one of Britain's leading cycling journalists and a veteran of nine Tours de France. For the last five years Daniel has been the Features Editor of Procycling Magazine. He collaborated with cycling superstar Mark Cavendish on the bestselling Boy Racer - My Journey to Tour de France Record Breaker.