Magic Spanner Magic Spanner

Magic Spanner

    • 3.5 • 8 Ratings
    • £8.49
    • £8.49

Publisher Description

***SHORTLISTED FOR THE TELEGRAPH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS 2020 – CYCLING BOOK OF THE YEAR***



Prepare to be entertained as legendary Eurosport cycling commentator Carlton Kirby shares his tales from the road, taking you behind the scenes of the world's greatest cycle races.



'A genuine one-off with a ready wit and a killer anecdote to hand at all times' Ian Cleverly, Rouleur



'Carlton Kirby is no ordinary cycling commentator, so it is not surprising that this very entertaining book is no ordinary Grand Tour on a bicycle. A very enjoyable journey for everyone' Phil Liggett MBE, NBC Tour de France commentator



'Carlton Kirby's infectious enthusiasm, wine tips and Shakespearean joy for inventing words makes every stage of a bike race a must-watch event' Matt Butler, i newspaper



With a candid authority that comes from over 25 years commentating on the world's biggest cycling races, legendary Eurosport commentator Carlton Kirby isn't afraid to tell it like it really is. Witty, outrageous and often outspoken, Magic Spanner is an insider's view of life on cycling's Grand Tours, including the Tour de France, Giro D'Italia, Vuelta a España and the classics, all delivered in the inimitable style for which Carlton has become globally famous.



Peppered with hilarious anecdotes of life on the road with Tour legend Sean Kelly, Carlton gives us an expert, behind-the-scenes view – one that the average fan rarely gets to see or hear about. As well as sharing his various bugbears (including crazy spectators in mankinis to the more serious issues of rider safety), Carlton also lifts the lid on team strategies, and delves into some of cycling's more questionable ethics.



Delivering a mix of expert opinion and trademark wit, Carlton covers the funny, the serious and the more bizarre moments on the professional cycling caravan. This edition also includes Carlton's guide to watching bike racing - live at the roadside.

GENRE
Sports & Outdoors
RELEASED
2019
13 June
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
Bloomsbury Sport
SIZE
5.8
MB

More Books Like This

How Cav Won the Green Jersey How Cav Won the Green Jersey
2012
Inside Team Sky Inside Team Sky
2013
The World of Cycling According to G The World of Cycling According to G
2015
My World My World
2018
On the Road Bike On the Road Bike
2013
That Near-Death Thing That Near-Death Thing
2012

More Books by Carlton Kirby & Robbie Broughton

Customers Also Bought

God is Dead God is Dead
2022
Wide-Eyed and Legless Wide-Eyed and Legless
2011
The Secret Cyclist The Secret Cyclist
2019
Jan Ullrich Jan Ullrich
2022
One Way Ticket One Way Ticket
2019
Chased by Pandas Chased by Pandas
2022