Overview:The Sweat of the Gods: Myths and Legends of Bicycle Racing - For a century professional cycle racing on the Continent has been shaped by a complex relationship between three groups: newspapers and television which organised the races and reported them; industry which sponsored the teams of riders; and the riders themselves. They have always needed each other but, because their interests are different, they have continually been in conflict with one another. The one interest they do share is in endowing cycle racing with its unique character - its emphasis on heroism and an extraordinary willingness on the part of the rider to suffer. So, the stories about the races and the riders have always been somewhat taller than the reality. In this most elegant and insightful book, Dutch sociologist Benjo Maso identifies the truth behind the legends of cycle racing, and the Tour de France in particular, as he effortlessly weaves this compelling history of the sport.

This book is on page /0fb06c92acf561788291222b8bb2eff7/book/1603725649-9781874739371. It was written by the following authors: Michiel Horn, Benjo Maso. Book The Sweat of the Gods: Myths and Legends of Bicycle Racing, which can be read online, published by the company: Mousehold Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Sports Books, History. The book was published on 2005-06-01 00:00:00. It has 166 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight g. File for download The Sweat of the Gods: Myths and Legends of Bicycle Racing has PDF format and is called the-sweat-of-the-gods-myths-and-legends-of-bicycle-racing.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our poumm.fr site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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