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 Life delivers 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 Armada is 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 Armada offers an unprecedented look inside a team battling for the future of professional cycling.

Mark Johnsonhas covered cycling as a writer and photographer for national and international publications since the 1980s. His work has been published in cycling titles includingVeloNewsin the United States,Cycling Weeklyin the UK,Veloin France, andRide Cycling Reviewin Australia, as well as general-interest publications includingThe Wa...
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Title:Argyle Armada: Behind The Scenes Of The Pro Cycling Life
Format:Hardcover
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
Publisher:VeloPress
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781934030813

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