Hearts of Lions: The History of American Bicycle Racing

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W. W. Norton, Incorporated, Oct 1, 1989 - Sports & Recreation - 318 pages
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Until the 1920s, bike races outdrew all other American sports including baseball. This colorful, exciting period of sports history, a saga of courage and occasional lunacy is re-created by the author, a prize-winning racer himself. Photos.

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User Review  - Rob - Goodreads

Favorite tidbit: The Salt Palace was originally constructed out of salt and housed Utah's mineral samples and was the ticket booth for the hugely popular velodrome behind. Read full review

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User Review  - Kevin - Goodreads

Well-researched and totally interesting. Published in 1988, you'll never see the words "Lance Armstrong" on any of the pages. I think this has been out of print for a while but it's not hard to come by. Found my copy through an Amazon seller a couple years ago for 5 bucks. Read full review

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About the author (1989)

Nye sits on the board of directors of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame.

Eric Heiden, M.D., won five gold medals in the 1980 Olympics. Then he became a champion cyclist and received a medical degree from Stanford University. Together with Massimo Testa, M.D., one of the foremost cycling trainers in the world, he founded the UC Davis Sports Performance Center. Both authors live in Park City, Utah.

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