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Author Heijmans, Jeroen.

Title Historical dictionary of cycling / Jeroen Heijmans, Bill Mallon
Published Lanham, MD : Scarecrow Press, Inc., [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xxix, 415 pages)
Series Historical dictionaries of sports
Historical dictionaries of sports.
Contents Editor's Foreword; Preface; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Chronology; Introduction; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z; Appendix A: The Grand Tours; Appendix B: Other Multistage Events; Appendix C: Monument One-Day Races; Appendix D: Other One-Day Classics; Appendix E: Women's Races; Appendix F: World Champions; Appendix G: Olympic Champions; Appendix H: Seasonal Awards; Appendix I: World Hour and Speed Records; Appendix J: Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI); Bibliography; About the Authors
Summary The nearly 150-year-old sport of cycling had its first competition in France in 1868. Soon afterward, the need arose for purpose-built cycling tracks because of poor road conditions at the time. Racing on blocked off pieces of street or grass soon evolvedinto racing on special tracks called velodromes. This development marked the split into what are still the two main forms of cycling competition: road racing and track racing. Initially, track cycling was more popular in terms of public attention and money to be earned by racers, but this gradually changed in favor of road racing, which has be
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Cycling -- History -- Dictionaries.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
Form Electronic book
Author Mallon, Bill.
ISBN 0810873699 (electronic bk.)
9780810873698 (electronic bk.)