Major Taylor: The Fastest Bicycle Rider in the World

Major Taylor: The Fastest Bicycle Rider in the World

by Andrew Ritchie
     
 

100 years before Lance Armstrong became a famed American bicycle racer in what is considered a European sport, another American rider amassed fame and glory on the bicycle racing tracks of the world: Marshall Major Taylor. The first African-American sportsman outside boxing to become internationally famous, Taylor's life story is one of the most fascinating

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Overview

100 years before Lance Armstrong became a famed American bicycle racer in what is considered a European sport, another American rider amassed fame and glory on the bicycle racing tracks of the world: Marshall Major Taylor. The first African-American sportsman outside boxing to become internationally famous, Taylor's life story is one of the most fascinating stories ever told about any athlete—white or black.This illustrated edition is fully updated and expanded and illustrated throughout with over 100 high-quality duotone photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781892495655
Publisher:
Van der Plas/Cycle Publishing
Publication date:
10/10/2009
Edition description:
Illustrate
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Ritchie is a historian who specializes in the history of the bicycle and bicycle racing. When doing research for his first book, King of the Road, he became intrigued by the life and struggles of Major Taylor, the unjustly forgotten African-American bicycle racer who was once, literally, the fastest bicycle rider in the world.

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