Historical Dictionary of Cycling

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Scarecrow Press, Oct 16, 2011 - Reference - 415 pages
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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 been the most popular form of cycling since at least the end of World War II. The Historical Dictionary of Cycling takes a closer look at the sport, as well asdiscussing the use of bicycles as a means of fitness, touring, and commuting. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, photos, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on cycling's two main disciplines—road and track—as well as brief overviews of the other forms of cycling. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about cycling.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
A
17
B
27
C
43
D
61
E
73
F
77
G
87
T
191
U
215
V
221
W
229
X
245
Y
247
Z
249
The Grand Tours
253

H
99
I
107
J
111
K
113
L
117
M
125
N
143
O
145
P
153
Q
165
R
167
S
177
Other Multistage Events
269
Monument OneDay Races
283
Other OneDay Classics
295
Womens Races
315
World Champions
323
Olympic Champions
365
Seasonal Awards
373
World Hour and Speed Records
377
Union Cycliste Internationale UCI
387
Bibliography
393
About the Authors
415
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Jeroen Heijmans is the coauthor of Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement: Fourth Edition (Scarecrow, 2011). He has written extensively about the Olympic Games on the Dutch sports history site Sportgeschiedenis.nl and is a member of the International Society of Olympic Historians.

Bill Mallon, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon who is in his second career, as he previously played for four years (1976-79) on the U.S. PGA Tour. During his golf career, he won over 40 tournaments, both amateur and professional. For his contributions to the Olympic Movement, he was awarded the Olympic Order in Silver in 2001, and he has previously co-authored three editions of the Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement for Scarecrow Press.

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