Category Archives: Bicycle Racing

The Late Laurent Fignon Looks Back


Laurent Fignon: When We Were Young And Carefree By Laurent Fignon (Yellow Jersey Press/Random House/2010) Translated from the French by William Fotheringham Review by Jeffrey Morseburg The late Laurent Fignon rarely gave journalists or their readers what they wanted.  In … Continue reading

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Mud, Sweat and Cobbles – Professional Racing in 1980s Belgium


    A Dog in A Hat By Joe Parkin (Velo Press, 2008) Review by Jeffrey Morseburg Joe Parkin’s book A Dog in a Hat is the best personal account of professional bicycle racing that I have read by an … Continue reading

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The Great Climbers and the Grand Tours


Uphill Battle: Cycling’s Great Climbers By Owen Mulholland (Velo Press, 2003) Review by Jeffrey Morseburg In bicycle racing, the ability to climb mountains well is a relative thing. Thanks to the miracle of modern technology and the invention of the … Continue reading

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The Incredible Cycling Career and Scandalous Life of Jacques Anquetil


Sex, Lies and Handlebar Tape By Paul Howard (Mainstream Publishing, 2008) Review, History and Commentary by Jeffrey Morseburg The first English language biography of the Tour de France champion Jacques Anquetil has now become available through Amazon, and the book … Continue reading

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The Lost World of French Professional Cycling in the 1950s


Tomorrow We Ride by Jean Bobet Review by Jeffrey Morseburg American cyclists tend to come from the ranks of the great middle class or even from affluent backgrounds.  Tour de France champion Greg Lemond grew up in the tony Lake … Continue reading

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Yes, A Bicycle Built for You


Custom Bicycles: A Passionate Pursuit By Christine Elliott and David Jablonka (Images Publishing, 2009) Review by Jeffrey Morseburg In periods of great technological change, there have often been movements where people reach back to the past for inspiration, to a … Continue reading

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An Overview of Bicycles and Bicycling


The Noblest Invention By the Editors of Bicycling Magazine (Rodale, 2003, 320 Pages) Review by Jeffrey Morseburg This little book was clearly designed as an introduction to the sport of bicycling.  Written by the editors of Bicycling, the largest circulation … Continue reading

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