Ned Boulting’s “The Road Book” arrives just in time to make any cyclist’s coffee table handsome — and informative — for the holidays. The British cycling journalist’s annual yearbook returned for pre-order availability Tuesday.
In it, readers can find analysis from the 2022 pro cycling season, essays from riders, infographics, and team profiles.
Lorena Wiebes, Matej Mohoric, and Magnus Cort Nielsen all contribute journal entries from their high-profile wins this season for “In the Winners’ Words.’”
Also, legendary German sprinter André Greipel focuses the magnifying glass on the best sprinters in the world. And plenty of Tour de France Femmes content celebrates the first official women’s TdF in recent history.
Cycling authors Peter Cossins, Edward Pickering, and Amy Lauren Jones all contribute, too. And renowned photographer Russ Ellis renders select shots for the gallery.
It concludes with “The Road Book Rider of the Year Awards,” as chosen across multiple categories by a panel including Lizzie Deignan of the UCI Women’s WorldTeam Trek–Segafredo, retired rider Brian Holm, and journalist Christian Prudhomme.
The Road Book 2022.mp4 from Ned Boulting on Vimeo.
It’s an impressive turnaround by Boulting just three weeks after the Union Cycliste Internationale season ended. Although pagination is currently unclear, previous entries have come in around 900 pages.
“We, at The Road Book, are proud to present the 2022 edition, the most detailed yet. Its vault of data is complemented by an exceptional range of writing from across the world of road racing and beyond. At the heart of this book are the two Tours de France, just as they were set into the heart of the summer,” Boulting commented in a news release. “It was a truly historic year.”
You can pre-order the book via the link below. MSRP: £50 ($58).