A History of Paris-Brest-Paris by Max Leonard

One of the most remarkable things about cycling is how little it has changed. Bikes have got lighter, clothing tighter, wheels faster, and the athletes’ moustaches generally less big. But if, say, Maurice Garin, the first winner of the Tour de France, was transported through time to the Tour 2015, he’d be able to work out pretty quickly what was going on; give him a bike and he’d probably be pretty competitive, too.