Tour de France

20 legendäre Anstiege

Author: Richard Abraham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783730702598


Page: 224

View: 4225

50 Places To Bike Before You Die

Die besten Radrouten zwischen Irland und Südafrika

Author: Chris Santella

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866904309

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 6950

Lanterne Rouge

Der letzte Mann der Tour de France

Author: Max Leonard

Publisher: Osburg Verlag

ISBN: 3955101258

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 6388

Als letzter durch's Ziel zu gehen ist normalerweise kein Grund zu feiern. Doch wenn man ein Radrennen über dreitausend Kilometer bestreitet, bei gnadenlosem Wetter Bergketten bezwingt, wenn man diese Herausforderung meistert, und zwar in der langsamsten Zeit, ist man dann wirklich ein Verlierer? Lanterne Rouge, die inoffizielle Bezeichnung für die Letztplatzierung bei der Tour de France, benannt nach den roten Rücklichtern am letzten Waggon einer Eisenbahn, ist längst viel mehr als bloß ein Trostpreis. Max Leonard widmet sich in seinem ganz und gar außergewöhnlichen Buch den vergessenen, inspirierenden, teilweise absurden Geschichten der Letztplatzierten seit 1903. Wir erfahren von Etappensiegern und ehemaligen Gelben-Trikot-Trägern, die auch das Leben am anderen Ende des Hauptfeldes kennengelernt haben. Von Ausbrechern, die für eine Flasche Wein angehalten haben, um sich dann zu verfahren, und von Gedopten, deren Cocktails sie versehentlich langsamer gemacht haben. Max Leonard stellt Betrachtungen an, die weit über die Welt des Spitzensports und der Leistungsphilosophie hinausgehen und uns einladen zu hinterfragen, was Erfolg wirklich bedeutet.

Pedalare! Pedalare!

A History of Italian Cycling

Author: John Foot

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0747595216

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 372

View: 6945

The story of Italian cycling is the story of Italy in the twentieth century.

The Bicycle Book

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241278880

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 5051

The Bicycle Book is an extraordinary celebration of the history of cycling from BMX and mountain biking, to track and road racing. Take a ride through the sport's history and discover classic and cutting-edge bicycles, following the evolution of cycling throughout the decades. Perfect for anyone with a love for cycling, The Bicycle Book features the latest high-performance bikes and cycling technology, along with profiles of famous cyclists, and iconic manufacturers and brands. With up-close images, maps, and histories of key races and competitions, The Bicycle Book is a stylish and fascinating addition to any enthusiast's collection.

Sapphic Fathers

Discourses of Same-Sex Desire from Nineteenth-Century France

Author: Gretchen Schultz

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442666404

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 7249

Literature that explored female homosexuality flourished in late nineteenth-century France. Poets, novelists, and pornographers, whether Symbolists, Realists, or Decadents, were all part of this literary moment. In Sapphic Fathers, Gretchen Schultz explores how these male writers and their readers took lesbianism as a cipher for apprehensions about sex and gender during a time of social and political upheaval. Tracing this phenomenon through poetry (Baudelaire, Verlaine), erotica and the popular novel (Belot), and literary fiction (Zola, Maupassant, Péladan, Mendès), and into scientific treatises, Schultz demonstrates that the literary discourse on lesbianism became the basis for the scientific and medical understanding of female same-sex desire in France. She also shows that the cumulative impact of this discourse left tangible traces that lasted well beyond nineteenth-century France, persisting into twentieth-century America to become the basis of lesbian pulp fiction after the Second World War.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary French Culture

Author: Alexandra Hughes,Alex Hughes,Keith A Reader,Keith Reader

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134788665

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 391

More than 700 alphabetically organized entries by an international team of contributors provide a fascinating survey of French culture post 1945. Entries include: * advertising * Beur cinema * Coco Chanel * decolonization * écriture feminine * football * francophone press * gay activism * Seuil * youth culture Entries range from short factual/biographical pieces to longer overview articles. All are extensively cross-referenced and longer entries are 'facts-fronted' so important information is clear at a glance. It includes a thematic contents list, extensive index and suggestions for further reading. The Encyclopedia will provide hours of enjoyable browsing for all francophiles, and essential cultural context for students of French, Modern History, Comparative European Studies and Cultural Studies.

Nicht alle Helden tragen Gelb

die Geschichte der Tour de France

Author: Ralf Schröder,Hubert Dahlkamp

Publisher: N.A


Category: Tour de France (Bicycle race)

Page: 383

View: 4634

Subway art

Author: Henry Chalfant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896024220


Page: 104

View: 3124

Lance Armstrong

Wie der erfolgreichste Radprofi aller Zeiten die Welt betrog

Author: Juliet Macur

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3841903452

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 3743

Lance Armstrong und das Rad der Lügen: Juliet Macur, Sportreporterin bei der New York Times, liefert die erste umfassende Darstellung, wie das System Armstrong über Jahrzehnte funktionieren konnte. Kollegen, Kontrolleure, Sportorganisationen, Sponsoren, Medien und selbst die Familie – sie alle wurden von Lance und seinen Helfern belogen, betrogen und unter zum Teil massiven Druck gesetzt. Das Buch, das auf intensiven Gesprächen mit Lance Armstrong und zahlreichen Interviews mit alten Weggefährten basiert, enthüllt die Zusammenhänge des größten Dopingskandal der Geschichte und liefert das beeindruckende Psychogramm eines scheinbar vollkommen gefühlskalten Egomanen. Spannend von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite – nicht nur für Radsport-Fans!

Guinness Book of Records

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780900424373

Category: Curiosities and wonders

Page: 350

View: 923

Fatal Isolation

The Devastating Paris Heat Wave of 2003

Author: Richard C. Keller

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022625643X

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 9559

In a cemetery on the southern outskirts of Paris lie the bodies of nearly a hundred of what some have called the first casualties of global climate change. They were the so-called abandoned victims of the worst natural disaster in French history, the devastating heat wave that struck in August 2003, leaving 15,000 dead. They died alone in Paris and its suburbs, and were then buried at public expense, their bodies unclaimed. They died, and to a great extent lived, unnoticed by their neighbors--their bodies undiscovered in some cases until weeks after their deaths. Fatal Isolation tells the stories of these victims and the catastrophe that took their lives. It explores the multiple narratives of disaster--the official story of the crisis and its aftermath, as presented by the media and the state; the life stories of the individual victims, which both illuminate and challenge the ways we typically perceive natural disasters; and the scientific understandings of disaster and its management. Fatal Isolation is both a social history of risk and vulnerability in the urban landscape and a story of how a city copes with emerging threats and sudden, dramatic change.

The First Bohemians

Life and Art in London's Golden Age

Author: Vic Gatrell

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718195825

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 8937

The colourful, salacious and sumptuously illustrated story of Covent Garden - the creative heart of Georgian London - from Wolfson Prize-winning author Vic Gatrell SHORT-LISTED FOR THE HESSELL TILTMAN PRIZE 2014 In the teeming, disordered, and sexually charged square half-mile centred on London's Covent Garden something extraordinary evolved in the 18th century. It was the world's first creative 'Bohemia'. The nation's most significant artists, actors, poets, novelists, and dramatists lived here. From Soho and Leicester Square across Covent Garden's Piazza to Drury Lane, and down from Long Acre to the Strand, they rubbed shoulders with rakes, prostitutes, market people, craftsmen, and shopkeepers. It was an often brutal world full of criminality, poverty and feuds, but also of high spirits, and was as culturally creative as any other in history. Virtually everything that we associate with Georgian culture was produced here. Vic Gatrell's spectacular new book recreates this time and place by drawing on a vast range of sources, showing the deepening fascination with 'real life' that resulted in the work of artists like Hogarth, Blake, and Rowlandson, or in great literary works like The Beggar's Opera and Moll Flanders. The First Bohemians is illustrated by over two hundred extraordinary pictures, many rarely seen, for Gatrell celebrates above all one of the most fertile eras in Britain's artistic history. He writes about Joshua Reynolds and J. M. W. Turner as well as the forgotten figures who contributed to what was a true golden age: the men and women who briefly dazzled their contemporaries before being destroyed - or made - by this magical but also ferocious world. About the author: Vic Gatrell's last book, City of Laughter, won both the Wolfson Prize for History and the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize; his The Hanging Tree won the Whitfield Prize of the Royal Historical Society. He is a Life Fellow of Caius College, Cambridge.