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By William Fotheringham

If it’s at the motorcycle, it’s within the ebook. the realm of biking is one in every of death-defying feats and imprecise mechanical oddities, heroics and geekiness in equivalent degree. In Cyclopedia, popular two-wheel aficionado and acclaimed sportswriter William Fotheringham delves deep into this international to unearth striking evidence and captivating anecdotes.

This crucial publication is an A to Z compendium of every little thing you may ever need to know concerning the bicycle, from the background of the journey de France to Chris Hoy’s dominance of the Beijing velodrome, from the origins of the quick-release process to the nutrition that powered Graeme Obree to the realm hour list, from Lance Armstrong’s fabled profession to the slang phrases used for performance-enhancing elements, from the literature of biking to the perils of vicious dogs.

Cyclopedia has the entire apparatus, the races, the chases, the faces, the areas, the medicine, the intercourse, and the scandals to transform any beginner bicycle owner right into a full-fledged motorbike expert.

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Left wing Buzz Schneider. The fleet-skating, hard-shooting Schneider had been superb throughout the Olympics and was on the go again, carrying down the left side and centering to Mark Pavelich, twenty feet in front of the net. Pavelich’s wrist shot was blocked, and his rebound shot was deflected wide. With a bit over nine minutes gone, Schneider was behind his own net, looking to start up ice. Just as he got going, Soviet forward Vladimir Krutov whacked at his stick and sent the puck skidding ahead, right to defenseman Alexei Kasatonov at the point, a seemingly innocuous change of possession.

S. players had seen Petrov and his teammates was thirteen days earlier, in Madison Square Garden, where the Americans didn’t lose so much as get annihilated. 26 Wayne Coffey That day began with the crowd jeering the Soviet national anthem and cheering every solid American check, and it ended with the fans in numbed silence, even before Soviet winger Alexander Maltsev put a red-coated exclamation point on things. Maltsev was 30 years old and would become the Soviet Union’s all-time leading goal scorer in international competition.

With Bobrov healthy if not a model of temperance, the Soviets surged into the 1954 semifinals against Canada, the most dominant hockey nation on earth. For years the Canadian custom was to send its senior-league champion to the world championships, men who had regular jobs by day and played their hockey by night. That year’s Canadian representative was the East York Lyndhursts. It wasn’t regarded as one of Canada’s stronger entries, but what difference would that make? The Soviet Union did not have a single indoor hockey arena in the entire country.

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