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Paris-Brest-Paris 1891-2015 (discontinued)


Paris-Brest-Paris 1891-2015: Les Coureurs et Les Randonneurs
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 fascinating 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.

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The latest edition of Jacques Seray’s Paris-Brest-Paris brings the story up to date with a report from the 2015 PBP. To make room for the new illustrations, the story of the Audax group rides has been deleted from this edition, which focuses on the professional race and the Randonneur PBP.

  • Publisher: Jacques Seray
  • Year: 2015, 1st Edition
  • Binding: softcover
  • Pages: 144 pages, color illustrations, French text
  • Dimensions: 9.5″ x 11.5″