The Art of the Cycling Jersey
Iconic Cycle Wear Past and Present
By Chris Sidwells
On Sale: 6/13/2017
Trim Size: 8 x 10
About The Art of the Cycling Jersey
With a foreword by the Editor in Chief of Bicycling magazine, The Art of the Cycling Jersey celebrates the cycling jersey in all its forms. Cycling enthusiast and author Chris Sidwells explores the most important designs in cycling history, as well as the teams, riders, and races where each piece was worn. Organized chronologically, this is the story of the cycling jersey from the first simple garments that early cyclists wore in the 1900s, to the technology-laden jerseys top riders and Tour de France winners wear today.
Cycling jerseys represent many different things. For a cyclist they must be functional. For team sponsors they must stand out and increase brand awareness. For cycling fans they help pick out their favorite riders and identify a race or competition leader. Jerseys show who is a world or a national champion, and in some races, jerseys represent a competitor’s nationality.
But cycling jerseys have evolved into something bigger. They can evoke good times or bad times, success or failure. Above all, jerseys mark the great occasions of cycling and speak of its history, personalities, and style. With more than 200 color photographs and insightful commentary, The Art of the Cycling Jersey is a great gift and must-have book for any style-conscious, road-racing enthusiast.
About the Author
Chris Sidwells is a bestselling author, journalist, photographer, and broadcaster who reports on every aspect of cycling and cycles. His work has been featured in Cycle Sport, Cycling Weekly, Men’s Fitness, and GQ, and he is the author of A Race for Madmen: A History of the Tour de France, Tour Climbs: The Complete Guide to Every Mountain Stage on the Tour de France, The Long Race to Glory: How the British Came to Rule the Cycling World, and Complete Bike Manual. He lives in the United Kingdom.
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