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The Story of the Giro D`Italia: A Year-by-Year History of the Tour of Italy


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The Giro d`Italia is one of the world`s most important and popular bicycle races  yet there is almost no information in English about this magical Italian race`s rich past.  

With The Story of the Giro d`Italia  the fabulous history of Italy`s national tour is at last available. Volume One takes the story of the Giro from its origin as a desperate promotional gamble by a nearly broke newspaper to Eddy Merckx`s convincing 1970 victory. 

Authors  Bill and Carol McGann have had their lives inextricably tied up with bicycles about as long as they can remember. Their first date was a bike ride. Bill  formerly a Category 1 racer  has been a contributor to several cycling magazines and is widely acknowledged as an expert on road bikes and cycling history. Since his father gave him a small 1-speed English lightweight bicycle when he was 5 years old  Bill has been in love with everything about bikes. Carol  a former college biology instructor is also an accomplished rider  having cycle-toured extensively. The McGanns have owned several bicycle shops  and started Torelli Imports  a distributor of high-performance cycle equipment.

Today they own McGann Publishing  LLC  publishing and writing books about cycling history.  Other books by Bill and Carol McGann:  The Story of the Tour de France: How a Newspaper Promotion Became the Greatest Sporting Event in the World  Volume 1: 1903-1964.   The Story of the Tour de France: How a Newspaper Promotion Became the Greatest Sporting Event in the World  Volume 2: 1965-2007.   
By: Bill & Carol McGann
Book: Paperback, 314 pages
Code: 311798