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Author O'Brien, Colin (Sportswriter), author.

Title The beautiful race : the story of the Giro d'Italia / Colin O'Brien.

Publication Info. New York : Pegasus Books, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    796.6209 OBR    Staff Reported Missing
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Description x, 238 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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Note Includes index.
Contents The Giro is born -- The early years -- Salita famosa: Roccaraso, Abruzzo -- Alfredo Binda: il Grande Antipatico -- The Devil wears wool shorts -- Salita famosa: Croce d'Aune, Veneto -- Fascism and the Giro -- Bartali and Coppi, Coppi and Bartali -- Magni: il Terzo Uomo -- Salita famosa: Passo dello Stelvio, Trentino-Alto Adige -- Gracious Gimondi and merciless Merckx -- Salita famosa: Blockhaus, Abruzzo -- The sheriff and the rifle shot -- Salita famosa: Tre Crime de Lavaredo, Veneto -- Enter the Americans -- The Sappada affair -- 1988: fear and loathing in Lombardy -- Marco Pantani -- Salita famosa: Colle delle Finestre, Piemonte -- A decade of difficulty -- Salita famosa: Colle dell'Agnello, Piemonte -- Then and now -- Epilogue -- List of winners.
Summary A richly written celebration of the Giro d'Italia in all its kaleidoscopic glory after more than one-hundred stagings of this desperately hard race.
Subject Giro d'Italia (Bicycle race).
Bicycle racing -- Italy -- History.
ISBN 1681776642 (hardcover)
9781681776644 (hardcover)

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