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Giro 100 Book

CAD$45.00 (incl. import duty)

Giro 100 Book is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 12.
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Award-winning author Herbie Sykes presents a unique book marking the centenary of Italy’s great race. Featuring scrapbook contributions and interviews with one hundred of the race’s constituents - from the great champions and their partners, family and friends, to the fans, journalists, sponsors and officials - the book is a journey to the heart of what makes the race so special.

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100 years, 100 contributors

THE GIRO 100 is a unique – and uniquely personal – evocation of the race for pink. In realising it, award-winning author Herbie Sykes undertook his own Tour of Italy, meeting with one hundred of the race’s constituents. They are the champions and gregari, the superstars and the nearly-men, their wives, lovers and tifosi. Then there are the kingmakers and journalists, the sponsors and officials, those who have loved the race and a few who abhorred it. Together their testimonies represent a journey to the heart of the spectacle, but this is a journey with a difference. In a departure from cycling convention, they were invited to open their scrapbooks, family albums and cupboard drawers. There are no sweeping views of the Dolomites, no cliché portraits of Coppi, Merckx or Pantani, no anodyne agency fodder. Instead the photography conjures the spirit, pathos and beauty of the greatest show on earth. And, more poignantly, it speaks of the lives conditioned by it.

GIRO 100 is published by Rapha Editions.

Previously by Herbie Sykes:

  • Coppi
  • Maglia Rosa
  • The Race Against the Stasi
  • The Eagle of the Canavese

FEATURES

  • Published by Rapha Editions
  • Main protagonists include: Elke Weylandt, Gianni Motta, Fausto Bertoglio, George Mount, Gianbattista Baronchelli, Carmine Castellano, Davide Boifava, Aldo Gios and Paolo Salvoldelli
  • 220 x 160mm Portrait
  • 224 pages
  • Flexibound cover

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great anecdotes, great characters. Mainly bought this a filler, to get over the "free shipping limit", and really glad I did. I still have some Tappa´s to do, but this far it has been excellent read. Lots of amazing stories, incidents etc. Good job.
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A unique look at the Giro A great collection of stories covering the side of the Giro the public doesn't normally see. Personal stories and recollections from those in the peloton.
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The 'Real' Giro by the people who were there This stunning book takes the reader behind the scenes to hear 100 fascinating tales of the real people who make the giro d'Italia the legendary race it is. Real stories from journalists, photographers, course architects, volunteers, winners, losers and fans. Great never heard stories that take you under the skin of the greatest bike race on earth
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent book Bought for a friend. This book is not an encyclopedia of the Giro and looks at the race and history from the common people's point of view.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful companion to the Giro itself! Herbie Sykes put together a great compilation of stories from ALL the characters of the GIRO-- from those in the race, to those in the team car, to those working on the bikes, to those mapping out the race itself and the tifosi themselves. Each 'tappa' is a short story that tells the tale. Big kudos to the Cycling Podcast-Kilometer 0 for highlighting portions from the book! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Herbie Sykes "Giro 100" Italian neorealism is often mentioned in the book and in text and design it comes as close to it as you probably can when (almost) strictly relying upon facts. Never gets tawdry though. One of the nicest books about professional cycling I could think of.
Date published: 2017-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy anniversary! Thought of a big book but received a small book with big features.Everything that is written and pictured worth every dollar.Great search for memories as well as the atmosphere:found a 1957 anecdote for my birth year.Great job Rapha and the author!
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice layout and writing Wonderful paper and layout. The print and design is just great.
Date published: 2017-05-15
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are there any images of the interior of the book, also perhaps a table of contents? thanks.

Asked by: no_nickname
Hi, we do not have other images that are exclusive to us only but there are further images of the inside of this book currently on the internet via google search.
Answered by: sezr
Date published: 2017-05-22
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