This is not the book for those seeking to develop a cycling program in order to get or stay in shape. Rather, it is for serious cyclists training for competition. Phinney and Carpenter, both Olympic medalists, employ their experience and knowledge of cycling competitions. They offer advice on selecting the right bike for racing, training regimens, what to expect when competing in a race, and maximizing performance. The first third of this book is a bibliography of the authors' racing careers. The remainder provides information of a technical nature, more so than the general reader needs. Recommended only for collections serving serious cyclists.-- Susan L. Patton, Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville
DAVIS PHINNEY is a former professional cyclist, a TV commentator, and one of three Americans to win multiple stages of the Tour de France. In 2000, he was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson's Disease. Today he and his wife, Connie Carpenter Phinney, an Olympic gold medalist, run the Davis Phinney Foundation.