Maserati confirmed as the sponsors of the Cycling Book of the Year category at this year’s Cross Sports Book Awards
Cycling category sponsor Maserati sent cycling category judge David Millar and sports broadcaster Ned Boulting out for a drive around the picturesque Peak District countryside in the all-new Maserati Levante SUV, to discuss their thoughts on this year’s six-book shortlist:
- Jens Voigt: ‘Shut Up Legs!’
- Danny MacAskill: ‘At The Edge’
- Laura Trott and Jason Kenny: ‘The Inside Track’
- Tim Moore: ‘The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold’
- Chris Boardman: ‘Triumphs and Turbulence’
- David Coventry: ‘The Invisible Mile’
The video can be viewed here https://youtu.be/6UG74zVNx7I
Millar, who won the award in 2016 for ‘The Racer’ said: “The Cycling Book of the Year category for 2017 has a very varied list of books. It will certainly be a tough job for me and my fellow judges to pick just one to win, with each offering their own unique perspective on the fantastic world of cycling. I wish all the short listed books the best of luck and I know it’s not going to be an easy decision.”
Joining Millar to judge the cycling category is Rugby World Cup-winning captain and keen cyclist Martin Johnson, BBC sports commentator Simon Brotherton and renowned sports presenter Jill Douglas.
Peter Denton, Region Manager, Maserati North Europe commented “Maserati are proud to sponsor such a prestigious award. It is a fantastic line-up of books and having won it last year, we’re confident David will help select a worthy winner alongside his fellow judges.”
David Willis, Chairman of the Cross Sports Book Awards added: “I am delighted to see that we have secured such a well-respected group of judges to help us celebrate 15 years of the book awards.”
The winner will be announced at the 15th annual Cross Sports Book Awards, which take place at Lord’s Cricket Ground on 24th May 2017.
For more information about the 2017 Cross Sports Book Awards visit http://sportsbookawards.com/
About the Cross Sports Book Awards:
The Cross Sports Book Awards is the major annual promotion for sports writing and publishing, the awards exist to highlight the most outstanding sports books of the previous calendar year, to showcase their merits and to enhance their reputation and profile. The awards started in 2002, with the first award ceremony in 2003.
About Maserati Cycling:
Maserati Cycling is a programme designed to celebrate the marque’s affinity with the sport and to offer a series of unique experiences for Britain’s road cyclists. The rapid growth of road cycling in the UK has been particularly evident amongst Maserati customers and employees, whose passion for performance, sporting excellence and design provides a natural conduit to the sport. Through Maserati Cycling, the company will aim to embrace this passion and is committed to supporting its continued growth.
About the Maserati Levante:
The Maserati Levante is a turning point in Maserati’s history. The Maserati of SUVs, which made its World Premiere at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, enables the Trident to access the largest luxury segment in the world.
Featuring active air suspension as standard, which offers five varying ride heights, the Levante boasts the lowest centre of gravity in its class and is available in the UK with either a 3.0 litre V6 430hp twin turbo petrol engine or a 3.0 litre V6 275hp turbo diesel engine. In the UK, the Levante starts from £56,250 OTR and can be further personalised with a wide range of optional equipment including a Zegna Mulberry Silk interior.
For more information, please visit www.maserati.co.uk/maserati/gb/en/models/levante
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