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Today, cycling and running is a common activity for the people in Madrid. The rise of such a healthy activity has increased recently, but its history is older than we could imagine. In this book the author reveals the early velocipedism in Madrid for example from the careers of former wheelers in the Retiro Park at the end of the 19th century until the first edition of the Tour of Spain in 1935.
The second chapter explains the implementation of the foot races in the city in 1905. You will read about the first popular trials and the first editions of the Castilian and Spanish cross-country and track championships. All of this accompanied by countless and unknown images of that time. This will allow you to learn about the most popular routes in these years, disapeared velodromes, athletic stadiums in the city.
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