Higher Calling: Cycling's Obsession with Mountains

Higher Calling: Cycling's Obsession with Mountains

by Max Leonard

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681776187
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 01/02/2018
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 819,254
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Max Leonard is the author of Lanterne Rougeand amateur cyclist. He has written for Esquire, Monocle, Rouler, Daily Telegraph, Rapha and more. He lives in London.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Ain't no mountain

High enough 1

1 Setting the stage 13

2 Hors catégorie 41

3 Control, and losing it 63

4 The Kings of the Mountains 88

5 How KoMs conquered the world 127

6 The climb is not the thing 159

7 How the Alps were won 182

8 Getting high 217

9 Counting sheep 245

10 II Giro 273

Epilogue: Time passes 289

Glossary 301

Acknowledgements 303

Further reading 305

List of illustrations 307

Index 311

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