American Pro: The True Story of Bike Racing in America

Jamie Smith (Author)

Product Details

$18.95  $17.43
Publish Date
May 19, 2018
6.0 X 0.5 X 8.9 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author

Jamie Smith is a veteran bike racer, bike race announcer, and author of Roadie, Reading the Race, and American Pro. He has been a bike racer since 1983, working his way up through the ranks of amateur cycling, and a bike race announcer since 1985 traveling with some of the world's greatest cyclists.He spent several years in public relations, receiving one Emmy nomination and several Telly Awards. He currently lives in Rochester, Michigan, with his 11 bikes, 2 surfboards, 1 rowing scull, and 5 pair of cross-country skis.


"Many cyclists start out whipping around city streets in small towns dreaming of making it big--it's how I started racing. American Pro details the heart, dedication, and sacrifice that one team's staff and riders go through trying to make it." --FRANKIE ANDREU, former pro cyclist and Olympian

Selected Praise for ROADIE by Jamie Smith and Jef Mallet

"Everything you've wanted to know (and more) about a somewhat mysterious sport." -- Chicago Tribune

"This witty primer offers lively insights...Get it for family members and friends." -- Denver Post

"We should be very grateful for this epiphany; members of my family had to ask me to stop laughing so much while I was enjoying ROADIE!" -- The Washing Machine Post

"You will recognize this gently amusing and well written book." -- Arrivee

Selected Praise for READING THE RACE by Jamie Smith with Chris Horner

"A practical manual for those who want to learn the tricks of the trade." -- Podium CafΓ©

"Reading the Race outlines the key mechanics of reading a race and, more importantly, how to win." -- Road Bike Review