Blazing Saddles: The Cruel and Unusual History of the Tour de France

Blazing Saddles: The Cruel and Unusual History of the Tour de France

by Matt Rendell
     
 

In this fascinating book, award-winning sports writer Matt Rendell covers every corner of "La Grande Boucle," from the eccentric couture of the first Tour winner (white blazer, black trousers, wool socks) to the earliest method of cheating (riding the train). "Blazing Saddles" recounts the famous rivalries and riders that contested the Tour,

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In this fascinating book, award-winning sports writer Matt Rendell covers every corner of "La Grande Boucle," from the eccentric couture of the first Tour winner (white blazer, black trousers, wool socks) to the earliest method of cheating (riding the train). "Blazing Saddles" recounts the famous rivalries and riders that contested the Tour, setting the score straight with complete records of every podium finisher. Rendell's vivid storytelling is complemented with more than 100 classic black-and-white photographs, portraying cycling's heroes and martyrs from Jacques Anquetil to Lance Armstrong.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934030257
Publisher:
VeloPress
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
303
Sales rank:
875,060
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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