Iain Marshall

Iain Marshall on Four Books About Bicycles

  • John Foot, 
  • Michael Embacher, 
  • Bella Bathurs, 
  • David Millar
 

Professional cycling is deeply rooted in the written word. All three grand tours – Spain's Vuelta, the Giro in Italy and the Tour de France – were created to boost flagging sales of newspapers. 

In Italy it was La Gazzetta dello Sport that instigated the Giro d'Italia in 1908. John Foot, in Pedalare! Pedalare! A History of Italian Cycling, relies heavily on the contemporaneous

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