Great Rivalries. Cycling and the Story of Italy by Kevin Andrews with a Foreword by Simon Gerrans will be launched at 199 Faraday Street, Carlton on Tuesday 28 May 2019 at 6.30pm. It is the story of Gino Bartali, Fausto Coppi and the champion Italian cyclists who preceded them but it is also about the place of cycling in a nation emerging from division, an agrarian past, widespread impoverishment, and competing visions about creating a modern state. Kevin Andrews, who will be at the launch, began working as a sports commentator and race caller from the age of 17. For a decade, he called many sporting events before pursuing a career in the law and public life. He has written about sport for a number of publications and has been a guest commentator for track cycling. He is a keen recreational cyclist and intermittent Masters’ competitor. His youngest son rides for a UCI Continental Team.