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Bicycle Racing Andrew Ritchie

Bicycle Racing

Andrew Ritchie

Published July 1st 2004
ISBN : 9780714653617
Hardcover
352 pages
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Andrew Ritchie traces the history of bicycle racing from its roots in popular entertainment and gymnastic display in the 1860s to its emergence as a classic sport in the 1890s. One of the most equipment-dependent of modern sports, from its beginningsMoreAndrew Ritchie traces the history of bicycle racing from its roots in popular entertainment and gymnastic display in the 1860s to its emergence as a classic sport in the 1890s. One of the most equipment-dependent of modern sports, from its beginnings as an arena for testing the products of rival bicycle makers, the sport has had a rich and complex relationship with the industry as bicycle design and technology evolved.