Monday, December 6, 2010

The Story of the Giro d'Italia, Arriving Early 2011

Bill McGann, who previously along with his wife wrote the two-volume "The Story of the Tour de France", informs us that he is very close to finishing his new book project which we believe will be the first English-language history of the Giro d'Italia.

Bill writes, "I'm working like a fiend to see if I can publish in late January or early February. We'll do both an Amazon Kindle ebook and a print version that will be distributed out of both the US and the UK."

Bill and Carol McGann have had their lives inextricably tied up with bicycles about as long as they can remember. Their first date was a bike ride. Bill, formerly a Category 1 racer, has been a contributor to several cycling magazines and National Public Radio. He is widely acknowledged as an expert on road bikes and cycling history. He and his wife started Torelli Imports in 1981, a firm specializing in high-performance bicycle equipment.

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