Words by William Fotheringham | Book cover artwork by Matt Morris, with photography by SWpix.com
Autumn is here, the nights are getting longer and our review of the year is back! lacourseentete.com is proud to announce that for the second year running we are publishing a compilation of the best of our blogs for the season, a unique look back at the year when cycling returned to “normal” after the pandemic.
Racing in the Time of the Super-Teams incorporates blogs from the lacourseentete.com website, with some additional commissioned material. There are contributions from all the writers who have supplied content to the website in 2021: Nick Bull, Peter Cossins, William Fotheringham, Amy Jones, Sadhbh O’Shea, Sophie Smith and Jeremy Whittle, with “guest appearances” from Lars B Jørgensen and Marco Pastonesi.
The book is effectively a sequel to last year’s well received Racing in the Time of Covid, a review of the tumultuous 2020 season.
Racing in the Time of the Super-Teams will be available as a limited edition paperback with colour pictures, and on publication on October 25 will also be on sale as a print-on-demand paperback via Amazon Kindle Direct, and will also be available as an ebook.
Advance orders are now being taken for the limited edition paperback, price £13.99 plus postage and packing.
(Available in UK and Ireland only – purchasers from other countries are advised to purchase via Amazon Print on Demand after publication on 25 October 2021).
“Last year we set ourselves the challenge of producing the book in the space of a couple of weeks, given the condensed nature of the season, with the Vuelta finishing in early November,” said Fotheringham. “This year the cycling season is almost back to normal, so we can offer the book on sale earlier. Like last year’s, it’s not a comprehensive blow-by-blow review, but it offers a wealth of fine reading about another dramatic year in cycling.”
“I’d like to thank all my fellow writers for the content, our podcast specialist OJ Borg, designer Matt Morris, SWPix.com, whose photographers Alex Broadway and Alex Whitehead have provided a fantastic internal colour plate section, and our editorial partners at Peloton, who have supported us again this year.”
lacourseentete.com is a website founded in May 2020 by a group of cycling media workers to produce long-form journalism about bike racing. The group has worked throughout 2021 with US magazine Peloton to produce content in the form of blogs and podcasts about the biggest races on the calendar.