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Corsa Rosa. A history of the Giro d'Italia|Brendan Gallagher|Inglés|9781472918802|LDR Sport - Libros de Ruta

Corsa Rosa. A history of the Giro d'Italia

The Giro d'Italia is the cooler, tougher brother of the Tour de France. First staged in 1909, and only pausing for two World Wars, its hundredth edition takes place in 2017.

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The Giro d'Italia is the cooler, tougher brother of the Tour de France. First staged in 1909, and only pausing for two World Wars, its hundredth edition takes place in 2017.

Inspired by L'Auto's improved circulation figures after establishing France's Grand Tour, the Gazzetta dello Sport saw an opportunity to outdo its rival paper, the Corriere della Sera, by organising its own race. From its first years the Giro pushed riders to their limits with brutal climbs, treacherous road conditions, appalling weather and epic distances. Time has changed the Giro to a degree, but it remains as ferociously testing and as beloved of cyclings romantics as ever.

All the winners are covered: from the first victors Luigi Ganna and Carlo Galetti, to the likes of Alfredo Binda, Costante Girardengo and Gino Bartali, past the legends of Fausto Coppi and Eddy Merckx, on to Bernard Hinault, Miguel Indurain and Marco Pantani, and then right up to todays champions Vincenzo Nibali, Nairo Quintana and Alberto Contador. The history of the Giro is the history of cyclings superstars. The battles for supremacy, the controversies and skulduggery, the fame and the glory, and the iconic stages all feature. In Corsa Rosa, Gallagher skillfully combines history, anecdote and analysis to bring this ultimate test of endurance vividly to life.

Autor
Brendan Gallagher
Editorial
Bloomsbury Sport
ISBN
978-1472918802
Páginas
304
Formato
Rústica
Fecha publicación
20 April 2017
Lengua
Inglés

Brendan Gallagher was a reporter, columnist and feature writer for the Daily Telegraph, specialising in rugby, cycling, athletics, basketball and cricket. He co-authored the autobiography of Ireland and Lions captain Brian O'Driscoll and, most recently, the autobiography of three-time Olympic gold medal winner, Bradley Wiggins, In Pursuit of Glory.

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