Pro Cycling Style is Oliver Knight's follow up title to the hugely successful The Cycling Jersey – a book which was described as ‘Beautiful and Enlightening‘ by the influential Rouleur Magazine, and listed as one of the 30 best books on cycling by the renowned road.cc website – high praise indeed!
This book raises the bar even higher, providing a further in-depth study concentrating on the legacy and evolution of the professional cyclists style.
This 200 page large format coffee-table book, illustrated with over 600 images, showcases a wealth of original race-worn kit from the pro peloton. A strictly replica free publication – this book contains only those original items worn by the pros themselves!
The book’s four chapters examine all aspects of this fascinating subject:
The Jerseys – Catalogues of original items from the most stylish teams and riders, and the most iconic races, including 22 teams, 20 races, and 10 riders including; Eddy Merckx, Francesco Moser, Sean Kelly, Franck Vandenbroucke and Wout van Aert. Over 250 items displayed in this first chapter alone!
The Creators – In-depth interviews with the design teams at brands; Rapha, De Marchi, Milltag & Santini, examining their motives and influences in creating the next generation of iconic kit designs.
The Riders – The honest and entertaining recollections of the pro cyclists, discussing their part in the legacy of cycling style. From the pioneering U.S cyclist John Eustice, to the respected domestique turned Directeur Sportif, Brian Holm.
The Collectors – Interviews and showcase of items from the world’s leading memorabilia collectors, those now dedicating themselves in keeping the legacies alive of these legendary cyclists.
The book also features specially commissioned essays from key writers, including the menswear commentator Josh Sims, cycling journalist Michael Gamstetter and renowned collector Gordon Tiemstra.
‘Pro Cycling Style’ is a book created for, and with the participation of, the growing network of devotees who appreciate the culture, craft and heritage of these iconic items.
This book is created to the highest standards, encased in a hard backed cover complete with dust jacket, with pages printed on heavy 150gsm ‘Creator Silk’ stock which feels wonderful to the touch.