The Road Book
The Road Book 2022 - Signed Edition - Ned Boulting
BRILLIANT ESSAYS. ESSENTIAL DATA. EVERY YEAR
"There is nothing like this book, anywhere else in the world. Over the five years of its existence, it has become the historical benchmark for a beautiful, chaotic sport that holds us all in its thrall... Think of each year of road racing like its vintage wine. The Road Book is the bottle, and the shelf is your cellar. It gets better and better with age." - Ned Boulting, Editor and part of the Rouleur Editorial team.
The Road Book 2022
Born in 2018, The Road Book is the first of its kind, supplying data from every single World Tour race across the Men’s and Women’s calendar, exclusive essays, editorial from leading figures within cycling, team profiles, and the kind of considered editorial our readers will dip in and out of for years to come.
The Road Book 2022 marks the 5th anniversary of covering every single moment of racing in intricate detail. Follow cycling’s epic return to a full schedule, with young riders leaping to the fore and a monumental year for women’s racing as the Tour de France Femmes launched itself in earth-shattering style.
The Road Book provides any fan of the sport the ultimate chronicle that is truly unique and pays tribute to a year like no other.
Lorena Wiebes, Matej Mohorič, Magnus Cort
-Exclusive Winners’ Words from inside the peloton, documenting first accounts of the best victories in the 2022 calendar and detailed in unrivalled intimacy.
-"Paradigm Shift: What the 2022 Tour of Flanders Tells us About Cycling". Ed Pickering, through the lens of Wout van Aert and Tadej Pogačar’s performances at the Tour of Flanders, analyses the rapid and sudden evolution of cycling and the impact of a new breed of multidisciplinary riders.
-"The Giant of Asmara". Herbie Sykes dissects the history of Eritrean cycling, and the role of Tekeste Woldu, ‘The Giant of Eritrea’ in shaping the career of the brilliant Biniam Girmay.
-"The Giro: The Greatness and Misery of Being Human". Dissecting the mental and physical challenges of his debut Giro D’Italia, Guillaume Martin delivers an eloquent essay on the central contradictions of humanity and how success in cycling depends so often on mastering the tides of this dichotomy.
-"Who's the Fastest". Andre Greipel offers his selection of the top 10 sprinters in this current generation of exceptional racers.
-"Great Expectations". A brilliant account of the sweltering heat of this summer’s Tour de France Femmes, culminating in Isabel Best’s experiences shadowing Marion Rousse, the race’s director.
-"Northern Lights". Amy Lauren-Jones covers this year's Tour of Scandinavia in stunning and intricate detail, doing justice to a race perhaps understandably overshadowed by the women’s Tour de France.
-"Cycling's Winter Wonderland". Katy Madgwick covers the Cyclocross 2021-22 season, with some familiar faces making an appearance.
I've always wondered what this book was like, so decided to treat myself. I was amazed at just how many rides there are throughout the year that I didn't know about. The book is a wealth of information, from a brief description of the stages to the pieces written by people in the know. Only one complaint is the pri t is quite small.
Very well documented, a pleasure to browse.
Great reflection of riding year
I didn’t know what to expect, but I was happily surprised how interesting the year 2022 was reflected by not only giving the statistics of the races, but as well providing higly informative entertaining stories around certain topics. Extremely well done!!!