Chasing the Rainbow (Hardcover)

The story of road cycling's World Championships

By Giles Belbin, Brian Cookson (Foreword by)

Aurum Press, 9781781316313, 304pp.

Publication Date: October 5, 2017

List Price: 30.00*
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The complete history of both the men’s and women’s road World Cycling Championships including the famous routes, momentous victories and the characters, climbs, and of course, the riders behind the infamous pursuit for one of road cycling’s greatest prizes: the Rainbow Jersey.  

Jam-packed with exclusive rider interviews with previous champions, including Stephen Roche, Cadel Evans and Nicole Cooke, and with foreword by Brian Cookson, this book tells for the first time the history of one of one of road cycling’s greatest prizes.

Exclusive interviews and features including:
Marcel Kint
Yvonne Reynders
Barry Hoban
Felice Gimondi
Keetie Van Oosten-Hage
Mandy Jones
Stephen Roche
Catherine Marsal
Oscar Freire
Nicole Cooke
Cadel Evans

About the Author

GILES BELBIN is a cycling historian. His work has been published in ProcylingAustralia's Ride Cycling Review, the Independent and Guardian online. Giles reported on all of the cycling events at London 2012 for the Olympic News Service. His first cycling book Mountain Kings was published in 2013. Giles lives in the UK.