Read ePUB Tour of Flanders: The Inside Story: The Rocky Roads of the Ronde van VlaanderenAuthor Les Woodland –

Just love anything to do with the tour of Flanders, starts off great and very in depth then its a rush job missing some key riders, not multi winners but the riders that made the Ronde the race it is today. The Tour Of Flanders Is Belgium S Most Brutal Day In The Saddle The Bike Crazed Flemish Don T Just Send Riders Over Cobblestone Roads Nor Are They Content To Break The Racers Legs With Nearly Steep Hills No, The Worst Of All Cycling Worlds Meet In Flanders With Narrow, Vertical Roads Paved With Slippery, Dangerous Cobbles The Hills Are So Steep They Are Called Muurs , Or Walls, And They Come One After Another, For Hours, Until The Riders Are Shattered With Exhaustion The Tour Of Flanders Is So Fiendishly Difficult That The Man Who Wins It Earns Everlasting Fame Les Woodland Tells The Inside Story Of How The Flandrians Became The World S Most Formidable Racers, And Of The Dream Of One Writer To Create A Signature Race, One That Would Showcase The Flemish Virtues Of Toughness, Endurance And Determination That Dream Became The Tour Of Flanders, One Of Cycling S Monuments Come Join Les For A Fascinating Ride In The Cobbled Hills Of Flanders A good history of a great race Woodland s writing style is informative, although a little dry at times But everything you need to know is here, and is well presented. Bought as a gift for someone with a family history to Belgium, absolutely loved it, makes a fantastic gift to anyone intrested in cycling, great maps inside You need to be dedicated not to get bogged down in thisenjoyed it but Flanders is my fave race If you re passionate about cycling and the history of the classics then this is a must read Having ridden this twice sportive it puts the pros event into absolute perspective I have been to three Ronde van Vlaanderen Tour of Flanders since 2001 and spoke to Fast Freddy, King Eddy, Roger le Gitan pre after those races Supreme event, and away ahead of any strength my legs has seen Supreme riders, supreme races, and many are included in this supreme book about the Tour of Flanders Any competition interest with cyclists will recognise this book, and its values Eddy knows best Felt it was too short Brief history of the development of the country and the north south divide The division added nothing to the story and after that the race details were average Pleasant read but not too taxing.