• The Yellow Jersey
  • The Yellow Jersey
  • The Yellow Jersey
  • The Yellow Jersey
  • The Yellow Jersey
  • The Yellow Jersey
  • The Yellow Jersey
  • The Yellow Jersey
  • The Yellow Jersey
  • The Yellow Jersey
  • The Yellow Jersey
  • The Yellow Jersey
  • The Yellow Jersey
  • The Yellow Jersey

The Yellow Jersey

Non-Fiction, Sport, Cycling
Hardback Published on: 27/06/2019
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The Yellow Jersey
Chapeau!
This fantastic book is a must for any cycling or Tour fan, tracing the history of the jersey and those who have worn it over the years. This beautifully il... READ MORE
Richard at Hull Uni
The Yellow Jersey
An amazing book on an iconic jersey
As I write this, the 100th anniversary of the awarding of the first yellow jersey has just past. To celebrate this monumentous occasion, Peter Cossins has ... READ MORE
Simon K Lloyd

Synopsis

Winner of the Telegraph Sports Book Award Cycling Book of the Year 2020 In 2019, the cycling world will celebrate the 100th anniversary of sport's most iconic and distinguished prize: the Yellow Jersey. Beautifully produced and packed full of interviews with riders such as Chris Froome, Thomas Voeckler and the oldest living wearer of the Yellow Jersey at 94, Antonin Rolland, The Yellow Jersey is a fitting celebration of the 'maillot jaune'. In 1919 the leading rider was first instructed to wear the Yellow Jersey, following a campaign from fans and journalists who were struggling to to identify the winning rider. 100 years on, the jersey has passed into almost sacred status. You'll never see an amateur rider wearing yellow - it is reserved purely for those who have sacrificed themselves in the world's greatest race. Cossins will take the reader on a journey to the origins of the jersey and its early winners. He'll explore the effect of wearing yellow as a motivator and occasionally as a curse. Beautifully produced with original photography, The Yellow Jersey is an exquisite tribute to the greatest trophy in sport.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781787290389
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 1008g
  • Dimensions: 243 x 174 x 30 mm

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