The fabulous style of the swinging Sixties is showcased in Shoulder to Shoulder, a celebration in photographs of the rise of professional cycling's first true superstars.
The Horton Collection is one of the world's finest collections of cycling memorabilia. Over the course of twenty-five years Shelly and Brett Horton have amassed an unprecedented 15,000 objects and 170,000 original vintage photographs. Their passion for the sport and its legacy have led them to the world's greatest races, and many of the sport's living legends have entrusted their own treasures to the care of The Horton Collection. The Hortons live in San Francisco, California.
"Showcasing the rise of a generation of cycling superstars, Shoulder to Shoulder explores the peak years of Jacques Anquetil's career with a restored collection of rare photographs." - VeloNews magazine "The Horton Collection's lastest masterpiece... is no chronological time lapse of Anquetil's career and adversaries. The array of photos is more musical, more sweeping. And more shocking... There are moments displayed for which many of us would give an organ to have witnessed first-hand." - Red Kite Prayer "Beautifully reproduced images. The photos are wonderfully atmospheric. Enchanting. There are plenty of action shots, again with excellent detail and beautiful composition. An excellent addition what what seems to have become a Horton Collection series." - Pezcyclingnews.com "I have spent several hours in deep reverie, slowly turning the pages of Shoulder to Shoulder...Such a compact, bijou, and ultimately desirable book...Brilliant." - The Washing Machine Post "Stunning photography from the era." - Canadian Cycling magazine "With a copy of Shoulder to Shoulder in your lap it's almost like you've been invited to The Horton Collection to see their photos without ever leaving your comfy couch and your Campari & soda." - CycleItalia "Shoulder to Shoulder is a coffee table book around which groups (or bunches) of cycling enthusiasts will gather to drool over black and white photos from the glory days of competitive racing." - Bicycles.net "These glimpses of cycling in the sixties are welcome, as are the images of the punishing circuits, the mercurial weather, and the crashes that came about as a result of both. But the focus of Shoulder to Shoulder is Anquetil... It all looks impossibly romantic and dashing, which, not coincidentally, was exactly the impression the world was given of Jacques Anquetil." - Boing Boing "The wonderful black and white images capture many action-packed race scenes, scenes of suffering, and scenes of celebration. There are lots of bloodied faces and riders slogging over mountain passes completely awash in mud and slush. There are also many candid moments, some of which are downright whimsical... Shoulder to Shoulder is a beautiful collection that any serious cycling fan should check out. Brett and Shelly Horton should really be thanked for preserving so many rare and iconic images and artifacts from cycling's past, and putting them so lovingly into the hands of bicycle racing fans across multiple generations." - Retrogrouch