Cycling Plus columnist and the voice behind ITV’s cycling coverage, Ned Boulting, is also the man behind The Road Book, the acclaimed almanack that returns this year with more drama, intrigue and entertainment than ever before. First published in 2018 with the aim of delivering the definitive book for road-racing devotees, the latest instalment boasts even more essays, infographics and team profiles to complement the wealth of data on every professional road race across the world this year.
Across 848 pages, 174 races and 517 stages, this is the authoritative account of the second successive year that the cycling calendar has adapted to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Road Book beautifully captures this historic season, one that saw Paris-Roubaix take place in October and the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in 2021.
Highlights from this stunningly crafted tome include intimate first-person accounts from inside the peloton. Personal stories from the likes of Dame Sarah Storey, Lizzie Deignan, Jasper Stuyven and two-time Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar. Then there are the stories that transcend the podium. Kathryn Bertine delivers a fascinating dive into her campaigning for equality in women’s racing and Peter Kamasa delves into the meaning behind Africa’s biggest cycling race, the Tour of Rwanda, to make The Road Book 2021 a stunning collectable.
We’re offering three subscribers the chance to win a first edition of The Road Book, each signed with a personal message from Ned Boulting and worth £50 each.