Shoulder to Shoulder: New Book from VeloPress with Photos of Cycling’s 1960s Superstar, in Newly Restored Vintage Photographs from The Horton CollectionPosted: December 10, 2015
Boulder, CO, USA – November 16, 2015 – A new cycling history book, Shoulder to Shoulder, presents more than 100 newly restored vintage cycling photographs from The Horton Collection that showcase cycling’s first superstar, Jacques Anquetil, and the riders of the 1960s. Shoulder to Shoulder: Bicycle Racing in the Age of Anquetil is now available in bookstores, bike shops, and online. Preview a selection of the book’s striking photographs at http://www.velopress.com/shoulder.
With a comb in his pocket, his glamorous blonde wife by his side, and an unyielding will backed by blazing speed, Jacques Anquetil became cycling’s leading ambassador as the sport left behind the post-war era of Fausto Coppi to embrace the promise of the freewheeling ’60s.
Shoulder to Shoulder ushers readers into the zenith of Anquetil’s career with a fully restored collection of rare and valuable photographs. With the methodical son of Normandy in the lead, cycling’s professional peloton races through Europe’s capital cities and up its mountainous pathways, laying a path to a cosmopolitan era of unlimited possibilities.
Presenting more than 100 brilliant images-most unseen since their original publication in the magazines and newspapers of the day-Shoulder to Shoulder showcases the rise of a generation of cycling superstars whose gutsy riding and easy style founded the modern era of professional bike racing. Great names in these pages are Rik van Looy, Tom Simpson, Raymond Poulidor, Jan Janssen, Miguel Poblet, Rudi Altig, Federico Bahamontes, Jean Stablinski, Gastone Nencini, Jean Graczyk, and many more.
With an appendix of explanatory notes for each photo, a sewn, lay-flat binding, and premium acid-free paper, Shoulder to Shoulder will be an enduring addition to every cycling enthusiast’s library.
Shoulder to Shoulder: Bicycle Racing in the Age of Anquetil The Horton Collection Hardcover with full-color interior and 100 photographs. 8″ x 7″, 120 pp., $16.95, 9781937715366
The Horton Collection is one of the world’s finest collections of cycling memorabilia. Over the course of twenty-five years Shelly and Brett Horton have amassed an unprecedented 15,000 objects and 170,000 original vintage photographs. Their passion for the sport and its legacy has led them to the world’s greatest races, and many of the sport’s living legends have entrusted their own treasures to the care of The Horton Collection. The Hortons live in San Francisco, California. Learn more at
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