Author: David García
Collaborations: Javier Ares, Carlos Arribas, Carlos de Andrés, Sergi López-Egea, Luis Guinea, Chico Pérez
Foreword: Mariano Rajoy
Format: in boards. 26x26cm
Year of publication: 2014
Edits: Libros de Ruta
Edition: Limited and numbered (2,014 copies)
Induráin, Delgado, Arroyo, Laguía, Olano, Zülle, Pereiro, Gorospe, Valverde... the biggest names of Spanish cycling in the last 35 years have built the coveted history of a same team under different colours: Reynolds, Banesto, Illes Balears, Caisse d’Épargne or Movistar Team. More than three decated after a then-modest amateur squad chose to take the leap towards professional cycling, we make an overview on the fascinating journey of one of the most successful squads in Spanish sports. Relive, through the memories and pictures of the protagonists, the landmark successes of a legendary squad.
"García explains with impressive detail (…) the big history of this already unfinished history. We’re in front of an ouvre full of rich documentation (…) and edited with care. Nice to read - unmissable".
"It’s a true delight, because it brings you back into the tunnel of time, towards your childhood (…) Days which undoubtedly marked the rebirth of Spanish cycling."
"Magnificent book (…) Key to follow the footsteps of Arroyo, Delgado, Indurain… legends of a legendary team."
”Cycling has had quite a poor bibliography in Spain. This extraordinary book of more than 400 pages contributes to fill that enormous gap, combining photographs and text in an excellent way.”
"The pictures and anecdotes of the champions that made it huge are not missing in this history of a world-leading team for more than three decades.”
"The 420 pages of this book gather numerous results, anecdotes and spectacular pictures of a history full of success."
"The book goes through photographs that seemed forgotten in the alleys of time, like the one from Unzué’s only victory as a youth cyclist before becoming a sports director."
"A thorough story on 35 years of a team, including all facts, protagonists, landmarks, victories, anecdotes and invaluable data for all cycling fans."