Striking Images from this Epic Event
Paris-Brest-Paris: 120 ans, 1200 kilomètres
By Jacques Seray
In 1891, Paris-Brest-Paris was conceived by Pierre Giffard as the longest bicycle race ever. He wrote: "I dream of a truly utilitarian race, with racers who will ride the same machine from one end of the route to the other, and don't change along the way, who will not try to devour the distance without taking an hour of sleep, who will sleep when their nature demands it, who will be true wandering cyclists, with bags and lanterns."
PBP became a professional race for the next few decades, before returning to its roots as the ultimate challenge for randonneurs from all over the world. Jacques Seray recounts the history of this famous event, illustrated with hundreds of rarely seen photos in full color. Virtually every photo of the heroic age of Paris-Brest-Paris is included in this wonderful book. French text.
This second, hardcover edition of Seray's PBP book brings the story up to date with a report from the 2011 PBP.
Publisher: Jacques Seray
Year: 2011, 1st Edition
Pages: 160 pages, color illustrations, French text
Dimensions: 9.5" x 11.8"