'My suitcase is always a bit heavy': The professional cyclists who read on tour

Off the bike, there are some pros who turn pages to relax

Cyclists reading
Romain Bardet peruses Gazzetta
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Cycling and great writing always seem to go together; the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia both emerged out of newspapers wanting to sell copies, and it is a sport that has produced so many great books, at a ratio of people who care about it to all time classics that must exceed most other sports.

From The Great Race by Geoffrey Nicholson to modern day hits like Slaying the Badger by Richard Moore, it is a sport which seems to produce top writing. 

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Adam Becket
News editor

Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.