!!> Download ➽ The Story of the Giro d'Italia: A Year-by-Year History of the Tour of Italy, Volume Two: 1971-2011 ➸ Author Bill McGann – Bilb-weil.de

I m a latecomer to the world of road racing, it s books like this that leave me wanting The authors style is easy and flowing but informative too Well done The Giro D Italia Is One Of The World S Most Important And Popular Bicycle Races, Yet There Is Almost No Information In English About This Magical Italian Race S Rich Past With The Story Of The Giro D Italia, The Fabulous History Of Italy S National Tour Is At Last Available Volume One Took The Story Of The Giro From Its Origin As A Desperate Promotional Gamble By A Nearly Broke Newspaper To Eddy Merckx S Convincing Victory Volume Two Describes The Growth Of The Giro Into A Modern, Vital International Race That Is Followed By Cycling Fans All Over The World Along The Way, The Stories And Races That Have Excited The Public Over The Last Forty Years Are Told, Including The Francesco Moser Giuseppe Saronni Rivalry, The Tragic Tale Of Marco Pantani And The Alberto Contador Affair That Left The Spaniard Stripped Of His Giro Championship Add this to my collection of cycle books having read their tdf books this i just had to buy a must for all cycle fans I bought this as a birthday gift for someone who was VERY happy with it, which is all I wanted smile McGann does not not only present the facts of the race, but describes the story of the Giro almost as if he were writing a novel Extra attention is paid to certain riders, such as Marco Pantani, who did not win all that much but made a huge impact among fans around the world through occasional greatness and complicated personalities An honest commentary is given on the sad state of doping in this sport If you enjoyed The Story of the Tour de France, you would enjoy this book also. Since there is scant information in the English language about the Giro d Italia, this book is a long overdue addition to cycling information I liked that the authors didn t shy away from cycling s dark side drugs and were open and honest about suspicious results It sort of explains why it is a problem that won t easily go away Highly reccommended for those interested in cycling. Following first volume, the authors make extensive use of Italian primary and secondary sources and provides much illuminating background In particular, the discussion of the increasing use of drugs in the peleton show how old the problem is and how deeply the cyclists sense of omerta runs. Will now buy the earlier one a very good read for people who wants to known about the giro of italia