Chasing the Rainbow

The story of road cycling's World Championships

Chasing the Rainbow
Format: Hardcover Book , 304 Pages
ISBN: 9781781316313
Publisher: Aurum Press
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For the first time, Chasing the Rainbow tells the history of both the men’s and women’s road cycling’s World Championships.

Chasing the Rainbow recounts the famous routes, momentous victories and the characters, climbs, and of course, the riders behind the infamous pursuit for one of road cycling’s greatest prizes: the Rainbow Jersey.
Giles Belbin has conducted exclusive interviews with a whole host of Champions from the Tour’s illustrious past, including:  Oscar Frieire; Marianne Vos; Marcel Kint; Nicole Cooke; Yvonne Reynders; Keetie Van Oosten-Hage; Barry Hoban; Felice Gimondi; Mandy Jones; Stephen Roche; Catharine Marsal and Cadel Evans.

The author

GILES BELBIN is a cycling historian. His work has been published in ProcylingAustralia's Ride Cycling Review, the Independent and Guardian online. Giles reported on all of the cycling events at London 2012 for the Olympic News Service. His first cycling book Mountain Kings was published in 2013. Giles lives in the UK. 

Reader reviews


Format: Hardcover Book , 304 Pages
ISBN: 9781781316313
Illustrations: 24 plate section
Size: 6.024 in x 9.213 in / 153 mm x 234 mm

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