With his eye for telling detail and his unique narrative voice, Samuel Abt has attracted a worldwide audience of devoted readers who eagerly await his regular dispatches in The New York Times and International Herald Tribune. Now, drawing from his vantage point as one of cycling’s foremost journalists, Abt collects his favorite pieces from 1981 to 2005, culminating with Lance Armstrong’s historic seventh victory in the Tour de France. In its grand sweep, Up the Road chronicles cycling’s transition from its blue-collar roots to its polished, modern era.

All of the desire and discipline, ego and effort of cycling’s brave new world is captured here. Abt’s irresistible stories of harrowing comebacks, treacherous races, and thrilling tastes of victory create a loving portrait of an evolving sport, as new players with outsized personalities arrive on the scene.

Up the Road is a narrative of cycling’s most turbulent years from the sport’s finest writer, making it an essential addition to every fan’s bookshelf.

Hardcover with jacket.
Color photosection by Graham Watson.
6″ x 9″, 320 pp., $29.95, 9781931382786

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