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Magic Spanner: The World of Cycling According to Carlton Kirby [9781472959867]

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In Magic Spanner, TV's `Mr Cycling', Carlton Kirby, gives us an expert, behind-the-scenes view - one that the average fan rarely gets to see or hear about - to reveal what it's really like on the world's greatest races including the Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana, Giro d'Italia and the classics.

Written with a candid and amusing authority that comes from over 25 years of commentary with Eurosport, Carlton tells us how it really is. It's an insider's view delivered in the inimitable, humorous and at times outspoken style for which he has become globally famous.

Peppered with hilarious anecdotes of life on the road with Tour legend Sean Kelly, he indulges in some soap-box moments to lambast his various bugbears, from crazy spectators in mankinis and lazy Italian monks to the more serious issues of rider safety, team strategies and questionable ethics.

With his mix of expert opinion and trademark wit, Carlton covers the funny, the serious, the heartbreaking and the more bizarre moments of professional cycling.
AUTHOR: Carlton Kirby is the principle cycling commentator for Eurosport and has covered the Tour de France, the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a Espana among many other cycling races. He has worked in broadcasting for over thirty years over which time he has accumulated legions of loyal fans who are drawn to his witty and, at times, excitable style. Known by some as the `language mangler' and for his `Kirbyisms' (occasional strange musings about not just cycling but the very fabric of life), loyal listeners have set up a Twitter account of his humorous comments: Things Carlton Says, @saidcarlton.

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Carlton Kirby
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Bloomsbury Sport
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13-Jun-2019
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240
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    Magic Spanner

    Posted by Dave Lord on 23rd Aug 2019

    Splendid, a must read.

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