Hearts of Lions: The History of American Bicycle Racing

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W. W. Norton, Incorporated, Jul 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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American bicycle racers were the best in the world from the early part of this century through 1940. In the 1984 Olympics and 1986 Tour de France, the Americans returned to prominence. Nye chronicles ... 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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