Sunday, October 4, 2009

Cycling Racing Books Database by Wilms on Wheels

Wilfried Wilms writes in from Belgium saying, "I would like to draw your attention to my website which is mainly a comprehensive (but not exhaustive) database of books on professional cycle racing (published in English, French, Italian and German). It is a non-commercial site. It provides two entries for browsing through the book titles: by language (and subsequently by author) or by theme (e.g. biographies; or juvenile literature). Finally, the site also contains a collection of book reviews copied from the Web or taken from good old paper-based magazines.

I became passionate about professional race cycling in 1961 when I saw Rik Van Looy win his second world champion title. I began collecting books of my favorite sport in 2003. With a view to establishing a shopping list I undertook research on the net of books that are available on the market. As the list expanded steadily, I started playing with the idea of posting a comprehensive database on the Web."

The result is Wilms on Wheels Cycle Racing Books, Worth a visit, a very impressive undertaking.

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