57 Team Profiles
The Road Book 2021: Fourth Edition of Cycling’s Bible Now Available
Nearly 900 pages packed with race reports, statistics, team profiles, infographics, trivia, and photography from the 2021 season
Exclusive first-person accounts from cycling’s biggest stars, including Tour de France and Paris-Roubaix winners Tadej Pogacar and Lizzie Deignan
Exclusive contributions from the cream of cycling writers and journalists
The Road Book is a must-have for any pro cycling enthusiast and is available to purchase for £50 exclusively through www.theroadbook.co.uk
2021 saw another spectacular year of professional cycling. It carried on with the next generation of riders who are now already elevated to stardom, and some are even considered to be amongst the best of all time.
2019 saw the beginning of the end for the old guard. Young (and not so young) guns started to show their talent and promise, while some of the established leaders faltered and waned.
2020 exploded in the midst of a full-on pandemic. Races were cancelled, postponed and the calendar looked more like a Heston Blumenthal dinner menu than a traditional three-course meal. The spoils went to the daring and the prepared. Riders who took on the challenge with an open and naïve mind were able to get their rewards, while the traditionalists were caught out by the lack of routine and established setup of racing to train, prolonged tapering and hitting a specific target in full form. Riders like van der Poel, Alaphilippe, Roglič, Pogačar, Evenepoel, stormed the scene and ripped off every script. They raced... always to win. And win they did. In the women's, things went rather differently. Their severely reduced calendar saw experienced cyclists get the better of the situation, allowing for targeting and preparing for the few races available.