The behind-the-scenes story of the Tour de France and the evolution of the Australian riders from a curiosity to a major contender in the world's greatest bike race.
|Author:||Daniel Friebe & Pete Goding|
This is the first book to cover in detail Europe's 50 greatest climbs, including detail on the actual route (with maps and profile), length, height, and compelling descriptions focussing on all the main points of interest along the route. Cycling has grown massively in popularity in recent years. The Tour de France draws huge... read more
Completely updated edition of this best seller with details of over 17 new species, as well as three new chapters with extra tips on fishing techniques, details of when a particular fish is in season and the ever important facts about whether the species is edible or not. Sections also include where to find a particular speci... read more
|Author:||Hugh Jones and Alexander James|
There are now so many marathons in almost every country and territory of the world that the sheer variety on offer dazzles the imagination. Running has proved something of a recession-proof industry, and even at a time of economic downturn ever more races are being staged all over the world. This book is a guide to 50 of the ... read more
A startling and powerful journey to the very core of India's illegal bookmaking industry that exposes the scale of corruption and the match-fixing that now runs rife throughout world cricket. For several years Ed Hawkins made friends with India's illegal bookmakers - men who boast turnover of hundreds of millions of dollars p... read more
This impressive volume showcases the finest golf resorts around the globe. All these hotels enjoy a unity of style that ties together interiors and exteriors. All corners of the earth and every type of setting are represented. This outstanding collection shows fine architecture and interiors set amidst lush, manicured greens ... read more
Anglo-Australian cricket battles have been a highlight on the sporting calender for 150 years and more. From Bradman to Benaud and Waugh to Warne, Great Ashes Moments highlights the champions, their quintessential moments and their favourite stories, tall and true.
Eric Orton has spent a lifetime learning about running and the limitless possibilities of the human body and mind, and now he is ready to share his knowledge in a book that will open up a new world of achievement for runners everywhere. For Orton, this is a chance to instruct and inspire. For the running reader, it is a chanc... read more
This is the true rags-to-riches story of Miss Andretti, the horse from nowhere, bred from nothing, who cost nothing, was originally trained by a nobody and yet conquered the racing world to become the greatest thoroughbred sprinter on earth. It is the story of David Mueller, a rough-around-the-edges country boy whose mediocr... read more
The first book to cover in detail every major climb ever used in the Tour de France, including detail on the actual route (with maps and profile), length, height, list of winners and route descriptions of how to emulate the King of the Mountains and get from the bottom to the top. Every year the Tour de France is said to onl... read more
Gai Waterhouse is an Australian horse racing trailblazer, widely reagrded as the most succesful female traier in the world. Her diary of the recent racing season encapsulales a year in her colourful life and features insights into her family life, her influence and memories.
The Rugby World Cup is a modern-day phenomenon, and now the third largest international sports event in the world – only eclipsed by the Olympic Games and the Football World cup. The competition has developed at an unprecedented rate since the inaugural event in 1978, from a humble amateur festival to an international ... read more
This is the personal story of a champion in the making. Physiologically Cadel Evans has the best numbers of any cyclist tested at the Australian Institute of Sport, the organisation that is behind Australia's superstars in international sport. He was considered to be potentially one of the world's best; and that's exactly wha... read more
In the world of horse racing, Bart Cummings is the master. His astonishing tally of twelve Melbourne Cup wins arguably makes him the greatest trainer in Australia's history and, by statistical measures, as freakish as Bradman. His laconic wit and indifference to the trappings of wealth and fame have seen him recognised as a n... read more
|Author:||Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle|
On a fateful night in 2009, Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle met for dinner at a restaurant in Boulder, Colorado. The two had met five years before while Coyle was writing his bestselling book, "Lance Armstrong: Tour de Force". But this time, Tyler had something else on his mind. He finally wanted to come clean, about everythi... read more
Australian surf culture is over a century old, and it still hasn't grown up. From its roots as an illegal pastime to its current incarnation as a professional sport, surfing's enduring appeal has always been the carefree, quintessentially Australian lifestyle that goes with it. Australian surf culture has always had competing... read more
Bear Grylls is a man who has always sought the ultimate in adventure. Growing up on the Isle of Wight, he was taught by his father to sail and climb at an early age. As a teenager he found identity and purpose through both mountaineering and martial arts, which led the young adventurer to the foothills of the mighty Himalaya ... read more
It was to raise funds for the repair of a broken pony roller, so essential for the upkeep of the lawns at their ground in Nursery Lane, Wimbledon, that the All England Croquet Club first decided to hold a tennis tournament. From those humble beginnings in 1877 The Championships at Wimbledon have grown to become one of the wo... read more
This book, by former Age sportswriter Patrick Mangan, is a tribute to the defeated. Some whose performances have been all but forgotten; others whose exploits are unforgettable. In short, it's the tale of some of the bravest, unluckiest, most ridiculous defeats in sporting history. How did Aussie ace Pat Rafter lose the 2001 ... read more