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Spring Classics, The

Cycling's Greatest One-Day Races


With insightful text from L'Equipe's top writers and hundreds of rare and newly restored photographs, The Spring Classics delves deeply into the rich stories of cycling's most glorious and meaningful history.

For many who love cycling, the spring classics are the most anticipated races of the year, not only because they herald the start of the season, but also because they are brutally difficult and spectacularly unpredictable. These one-day races test cycling's toughest riders with the worst conditions imaginablesucking mud, choking dust, leg-numbing sleet, and Europe's narrowest, most bone-grinding roads. Clattering through agrarian hamlets on roughly paved routes carved from the hills more than a century ago, the spring classics embody the soul of the sport of cycling.

The Spring Classics enshrines races such as Italy's season-opening Milan-San Remo, which winds south toward the lumpy Ligurian coast on its way to a furious finish; Ghent-Wevelgem, Belgium's test for sprinters, always won with a bu

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Cordee Code: CTB045
No of Pages: 224
Page Size: 255 x 315 mm
ISBN 10: 1934030600
ISBN 13: 9781934030608
Publisher: Velo Press
Published Date: September 2010
Binding: Hardback
Illustrations: colour, and B&W photos
Weight: 1530g

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