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    • The Story of the Giro d'Italia

    • A Year-by-Year History of the Tour of Italy, Volume Two: 1971-2011
    • By: Bill McGann, Carol McGann
    • Narrated by: Wyntner Woody
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    The Giro d'Italia is one of the world's most important and popular bicycle races, yet there is almost no information in English about this magical Italian race's rich past. With The Story of the Giro d'Italia, the fabulous history of Italy's national tour is at last available. Volume One took the story of the Giro from its origin as a desperate promotional gamble by a nearly broke newspaper to Eddy Merckx's convincing 1970 victory.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Story of the Giro d'Italia: A Year-by-Year History of the Tour of Italy, Volume 1: 1909-1970

    • By: Bill McGann, Carol McGann
    • Narrated by: Wyntner Woody
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Volume 1 of The Story of the Giro d'Italia tells of Italy's most celebrated riders: Costante Girardengo, the first campionissimo, or “Champion of Champions”; Alfredo Binda, who so dominated the Giro that one year he was paid by the organizers not to enter; Gino Bartali, who looked to become the dominating rider of his era; and Fausto Coppi, a fascinating personality and Bartali's great rival, who became not only Italy's, but the world's finest rider.

    Regular price: $13.99