Book review: A hundred years ago today on Sunday, June 28, 1914, 145 cyclists rolled out of Paris for the 12th edition of the Tour de France, while that same day across Europe in Sarajevo, the Archduke Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated - triggering the events that began the Great War. Graham Healy explores the impact of World War 1 on professional racing in his new book 'The Shattered Peloton'.
The author of such famous cycling books as 'Slaying the Badger' and 'Tour de France 100', journalist Richard Moore has been busy on something new. We caught up with the UK-based author to talk about book projects old and new, and much more from this wealth of cycling knowledge.
Book Review: The cobbled climbs of Belgium are a mythical place and a mecca for any cycling nut to visit. “Hellingen: A Road Cyclist's Guide to Belgium's Greatest Climbs” is a book that explores these very climbs so famous, so beautiful and yet so very, very difficult. PEZ simply had to check this book out.
PEZ's Literary Editor Leslie Reissner checks out a book on the legendary Italian rider Gino Bartali that investigates his amazing life story that goes far beyond just the cycling champion that he was.