- Nearly 900 pages packed with race reports, statistics, team profiles, infographics, trivia, and photography from the 2021 season
- Exclusive first-person accounts from cycling’s biggest stars, including Tour de France and Paris-Roubaix winners Tadej Pogacar and Lizzie Deignan
- Exclusive contributions from the cream of cycling writers and journalists
- The Road Book is a must have for any pro cycling enthusiast and is available to purchase for £50 exclusively through www.theroadbook.co.uk
Cycling’s comprehensive and definitive review, The Road Book 2021, is now available to re-cap a historic year for professional cycling, offering fans the chance to indulge in their passion for two-wheels when they’re off their bikes.
The fourth edition is Iiterally packed with race reports, quirky statistics, and infographics from the entire calendar of the men and women’s World Tour, the Olympics, Paralympics and, for the first time ever, Cyclo-Cross.
Edited by Ned Boulting the Road Book provides exclusive first-hand ‘In the Winner’s Words’ accounts from the riders themselves include Tour de France winner Tadej Pogacar, Olympic cross-country mountain bike champion Tom Pidcock, Team GB’s most successful Paralympian Dame Sarah Storey and Paris-Roubaix winner Lizzie Deignan.
The essays include ‘The end is where we start from’, Kit Nicholson’s account of Mark Cavendish’s return to his triumphant best and a record-equalling 34th stage win at the Tour de France. Dan Martin’s ‘Completing the set’ sees the multiple Grand Tour stage winner provide a candid, amusing and honest account of his final Giro d’Italia.
Ned Boulting, Road Book editor, comments: “Creating the Road Book is a year-long endeavour. Not knowing what shape each season will take, or for what it will ultimately be remembered is, for me, its great fascination. No two years are alike; and never has this been more true than now. What we are witnessing in road racing across the board is genuinely historic. People will look back on these years with justifiable fascination.”
The 2021 edition also crowns the winners of the prestigious Road Book Awards. Ten judges from across the world of cycling debated and carefully selected the winners of the six annual categories:
Riders of the Year 2021
|Male Rider of the Year||Julian Alaphilippe|
|Female Rider of the Year||Lizzie Deignan|
|Young Male Rider of the Year||Jonas Vingegaard|
|Young Female Rider of the Year||Elisa Balsamo|
|Male Combative Rider of the Year||Julian Alaphilippe|
|Female Combative Rider of the Year||Elisa Longo Borghini|
Nicolas Roche, Sean Kelly, Phil Liggett, Christian Prudhomme, Marion Rousse, Robbie McEwen, Rolf Sorensen, David Millar, Orla Chennaoui and Rochelle Gilmore.
The Road Book 2021 First Edition is available for £50 only from www.theroadbook.co.uk.
The first 999 orders will receive a numbered limited edition copy signed by the editor, Ned Boulting.