It's still 84 days until the Tour de France, so here are 10 of the best Grand Tour books

At the very least the pages will mop up the tears caused by the current lack of racing

Giro d'Italia 2019 (Getty)

It’s probably fair to assume that many of us have more reading time on our hands than we’re used to, so – as well as reading Cycling Weekly, of course – why not make the most of it with this literary Grand Tour de force.

Giro d'Italia: The story of the world's most beautiful bike race

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After cutting his teeth on local and national newspapers, James began at Cycling Weekly as a sub-editor in 2000 when the current office was literally all fields. 

Eventually becoming chief sub-editor, in 2016 he switched to the job of full-time writer, and covers news, racing and features.

A lifelong cyclist and cycling fan, James's racing days (and most of his fitness) are now behind him. But he still rides regularly, both on the road and on the gravelly stuff.