Kings of the Mountains: How Colombia's Cycling Heroes Shaped Their Nation's History

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For the first time Matthew Rendell tells the little-known story of a Latin American country in which cycling is the national sport, whose sportsmen, denied the enormous benefits of prosperity, cutting-edge technology and unlimited sponsorship, have nevertheless achieved prodigious cycling feats both at home and abroad, and helped to forge for Colombia a heroic national identity. He tells of how, during the fifties, Colombia's own top cycle race, the Vuelta de Colombia, was still being held on dusty, unpaved roads - with ...

Kings of the Mountains: How Colombia's Cycling Heroes Shaped Their Nation's History 2002, Aurum Press, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781854108371

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