The Ras: The Story of Ireland's Unique Bike Race

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The Ras, Ireland's national bike race, is one of the longest-surviving stage races in Europe. Begun in 1954 it originally symbolized nationalist aspiration and Irish culture, but quickly became an enormous success and national sporting event. Today's races draw over 200 contestants, some professional, from many different countries. It is characterized by unconventional practice, flamboyance, spontaneity, grittiness, and fierceness of competition that makes it unique. This book captures the spirit and essence of the Ras, its ...

The Ras: The Story of Ireland's Unique Bike Race 2004, Collins Press

ISBN-13: 9781903464373

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