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The race against time

Pickering, Edward2013
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When Chris Boardman first raced against Graeme Obree, in a time trial in Newtonards, Northern Ireland, in 1990, it was the start of a rivalry that captivated the British public for a decade and brought cycling on to the front pages. Boardman was the establishment figure: reserved, scientific, middle-class. Obree was the rebel: the Flying Scotsman, working-class, riding a home-made bike. Both were after one thing - to be the fastest man on two wheels. This book tells the story of how Britain first started to dominate cycling, but is also about the struggle between art and science, tradition and innovation, commercialism and individuality.
Main title:
The race against time / Edward Pickering.
Imprint:
London : Bantam Press, 2013.
Collation:
314 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (colour) ; 23 cm
Notes:
Includes index.
ISBN:
9780593070260 (hbk)
Language:
English
BRN:
3286568
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