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1 The Tour ac­cord­ing To g by geraint Thomas

If you’d asked us when we were fol­low­ing Geraint Thomas around France this sum­mer what his mem­oir of the Tour would be like we’d prob­a­bly have guessed the first 20 chap­ters would have sim­ply said, “I’m tak­ing it day-by-day.” Thank­fully this is a lot more en­ter­tain­ing than that as the Welsh­man opens up about his place in the Sky peck­ing or­der and the joys of life on the road in his own char­ac­ter­is­ti­cally dry style.

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2 icons by bradley Wiggins

As you’ve prob­a­bly al­ready heard, Wiggo is his usual un­flinch­ing self in what is per­haps the most con­tro­ver­sial cy­cling book of the year. But the pho­tog­ra­phy alone makes this a great pressie for cy­cling fans; if you don’t agree with Brad­ders you can al­ways redact his text with patches of left­over Christ­mas gift wrap. Book­shops £25

3 cy­cling Weekly sub­scrip­tion

Now, this one’s clearly the pick of the bunch, the cream of the crop, the gift that keeps on giv­ing. It’s packed full of va­ri­ety, cover to cover, un­put­down­able. All the races, all the riders, all the ac­tion. As a sub­scriber you’ll save 45 per cent on the cover price too! What’s more, it’s al­most en­tirely de­void of overused cliches — the edi­tor’s very strict on that. cy­cling­weekly.com £92.49 (12 months)

4 Ve­lochef in europe by hen­rik orre

Prov­ing that pro team chefs have a lot more up their sleeve than su­per-ef­fi­cient ‘food is fuel’ of­fer­ings, Team Sky chef Hen­rik Orre has put to­gether this amaz­ing book of recipes sourced from the cy­cling heart­lands of Europe. Gor­geous pho­tos of both food and cy­cling land­scapes abound. rapha.cc £35

5 The road book 2018

Like road rac­ing? Like num­bers? Then Ned Boult­ing has just the thing for you. Ev­ery darn race of 2018, from the Tour de France to Bri­tish do­mes­tic events is listed here with full re­sults, plus there are also ar­ti­cles, stats and in­fo­graph­ics. And it’s huge, the very def­i­ni­tion of a ‘weighty tome’. theroad­book.co.uk £50

6 i like alf by paul Jones

He was ‘King Alf’, break­ing 25 comp record mul­ti­ple times, in­clud­ing be­com­ing the first 30mph man on the E72 in Es­sex. If you have no idea what any of this means, you ought to buy this book; and if you’re nod­ding sagely, you’ll sim­ply adore it. mouse­hold-press.co.uk £13.95

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