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2005 Tour de France: Armstrong's Farewell
     

2005 Tour de France: Armstrong's Farewell

by John Wilcockson, Andrew Hood
 

The Tour de France's mix of superstars like Lance Armstrong, and white-knuckle cycling through some of Europe's most beautiful — and extreme — terrain has made the race for the yellow jersey a seminal event in world sports. In this popular annual guide, John Wilcockson of and Andrew Hood "VeloNews, in collaboration with expert photographers, captures

Overview

The Tour de France's mix of superstars like Lance Armstrong, and white-knuckle cycling through some of Europe's most beautiful — and extreme — terrain has made the race for the yellow jersey a seminal event in world sports. In this popular annual guide, John Wilcockson of and Andrew Hood "VeloNews, in collaboration with expert photographers, captures the grit and glory of the three-week race, including what makes 2005 unique: Armstrong's attempt at a record-breaking seventh consecutive win. The book begins with follow-up coverage from last year's race to bring readers up to date. An overview of the course, the race, and the contestants is followed by a stage-by-stage, race-by-race account of the Tour, including a course map with stage elevations, race descriptions, anecdotes, and a complete list of finishers. Dramatic color images by renowned cycling photographer Graham Watson and others bring this exciting event to life from start to finish.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931382687
Publisher:
VeloPress
Publication date:
11/09/2005
Series:
Tour de France Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.08(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

Wilcockson has been writing about cycling for 30 years

Pardon Our Monsters is Andrew Hoods first book. He won the Irving Layton Award for Undergraduate Fiction at Concordia University, and his stories have appeared in Concordias Soliloquies and Headlight Anthology. He lives in Montreal.

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