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The Road Book 1989


The Road Book 1989 is the inaugural cycling almanack in the Blue Series celebrating one of the most exciting years in the sport, the year of the closest Tour de France finish and the year the Berlin Wall fell.

This is the Road Book's definitive guide to the entire 1989 cycling season, with each race and every moment lovingly remembered and re-told with our characteristic attention to detail. Our first retrospective edition, this book is a must have as one of the sport's legendary seasons is brought to life within its pages.

This publication brings together race statistics, infographics, essays and personal insights from experts and riders who experienced the year that was 1989.

With an introduction by our guest editor Matt Rendell, commentaries and essays by Sean Kelly, Edwig Van Hooydonck, Ned Boulting, Pippa York, and Jeff Quenet and an intimate memoir by Kathy Lemond.

This is a limited first edition, which is only available whilst stocks last. 


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Nearly 400 pages of the Blue Book take you back 34 years with race reports, statistics and first-person accounts from winners, key personalities and leading journalists, accompanied by pictures and illustrations to bring the iconic year of cycling to life.

Kathy LeMond provides an intimate memoir of her husband’s Tour de France triumph, Edwig van Hooydonck explains what it means to be one of the great Tour of Flanders champions, and Ned Boulting illustrates the experiences of several generations of cyclists as the Cold War ended.

    "They say you never know what is going to happen in the past, and the new 1989 Blue Book is the proof" Matt Rendell.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 25 reviews
    J. Geoff Loughton
    1989 Was A Good Year

    Fantastic book to start off the Blue Book series, looking forward to the next one(s)!!

    Great books - pity about the postal charge.

    This is the second edition of the Road Book that I've bought. I'd give it five stars, and I'd like to buy more, but the postal cost to Australia is hideously expensive. A pity the publishers cannot source a better distribution to these parts.

    Dave Meynell
    very enjoyable

    Perfect accompaniment to the “Red Books” - more please

    Noreen McCracken
    Its a gift!

    I have bought this book for my husband Dennis for Xmas as one of his gifts!
    It was on his 'list'. I hope he enjoys reading it. I'm sure he will. He could open a bookshop with all his cycling books. This one will be added to the collection.
    Thanks for the prompt delivery! Merry Xmas
    Noreen x

    Lisa Brambani
    Great Read

    What a fabulous book for anyone from that era of racing. 1989 was a superb year. Great quality. Terrific stories…especially the one starting on page 334 by Lisa Brambani. Love it.
    Thanks, Lisa Brambani x