By Felix Lowe
After nearly a decade of reporting at the exploits of the professional peloton, raconteur Felix Lowe takes to the saddle and units out to overcome the line from Barcelona to Rome. Powered by way of neighborhood food, painkillers and imaginary enthusiasts, Lowe pedals his method via 3 nations and over 3 mountain levels, taking in the various sport's such a lot fabled climbs.
Following within the tracks of the world's maximum wheelmen, he places expert cycling's 3 significant degree races - the travel de France, Vuelta a Espana and Giro d'Italia - less than the microscope, while shooting the effective mixture of insanity, humour and human spirit that fuels degree winners and pedal spinners alike.
Tracing the footsteps of the prestigious Carthaginian normal Hannibal, who led his personal pachyderm peloton of thirty-seven elephants over the Alps and the entire option to the gates of Rome, Lowe's epic quest can pay homage to the game, examines the psychology of either the crazed beginner and the pedalling professional, and delves into the striking march of an army genius who nearly introduced the Roman Empire to its knees.
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