Argyle Armada: Behind The Scenes Of The Pro Cycling Life

byMark JohnsonForeword byJonathan Vaughters

March 1, 2012|
Argyle Armada: Behind The Scenes Of The Pro Cycling Life by Mark Johnson
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From winter training camp on the cobbled lanes of medieval Girona, Spain, to hard-earned stage victories in July's Tour de France, to flesh-shredding crashes at the Tour of Spain in September,Argyle Armada: Behind the Scenes of the Pro Cycling Lifedelivers an unprecedented look at America's most celebrated cycling team. Embedded with Garmin-Cervélo for its entire 2011 season, writer-photographer Mark Johnson brilliantly chronicles the team's most intimate personal dramas and its public celebrations.

More than a book about racing,Argyle Armadais a portrait of life as a member of a pro cycling team during a time of painful transition for the sport. Johnson unveils the dramatic forces that Garmin-Cervélo must navigate as team founder Jonathan Vaughters tries to push forward his vision of a reformed sport. Along the way, countless difficult decisions must be made to keep the team competitive in the chase for ProTour points, money, respect, and fame.

With all-access insight and spectacular color images,Argyle Armadaoffers an unprecedented look inside a team battling for the future of professional cycling.

ForewordPreface and AcknowledgmentsCast of Characters1. Winter Training Camp2. The Cobbled Classics: Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix3. The Ardennes Classics4. Amgen Tour of California5. The Tour de France6. USA Pro Cycling Challenge7. Vuelta a Espana8. Grand Prix Cyclist de Quebec and Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal9. The Business o...
Title:Argyle Armada: Behind The Scenes Of The Pro Cycling Life
Product dimensions:200 pages, 9.27 X 11.39 X 0.86 in
Shipping dimensions:200 pages, 9.27 X 11.39 X 0.86 in
Published:March 1, 2012
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781934030813

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