Biking inspires millions of people around the world, with an ever-growing fan base. With some 200 colour and black-and-white photographs, Icons of Cycling captures the thrill and fascination of this sport on two wheels. Compiling the work of some of the best cycling photographers, the book breathes the spirit of cycling -- as close and emotional as if the viewer were part of the race. Discover extraordinary shots of the peloton winding along alpine serpentines; exhausted athletes at the end of a stage; and unknown heroes from the team behind the team. A microcosm of ambition and passion, pain and glory, this is both a photographic artwork and a contemporary document of a thriving sport. A cherished collector's item for every cycle enthusiast.