Riding High: Shadow Cycling the Tour de France

Riding High: Shadow Cycling the Tour de France

by Paul Howard
     
 

The Tour de France is a world-renowned, almost mythical sporting competition. The demands on the riders are so great that the achievements and rivalries of those involved have passed into sporting legend. Recently, however, the event has been tarnished by the institutionalised doping of some riders and teams. As a result, the authenticity of these very achievements

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The Tour de France is a world-renowned, almost mythical sporting competition. The demands on the riders are so great that the achievements and rivalries of those involved have passed into sporting legend. Recently, however, the event has been tarnished by the institutionalised doping of some riders and teams. As a result, the authenticity of these very achievements and rivalries has been called into doubt. To find out whether an increasingly sceptical public could once again laud the exploits of the past century with conviction, club cyclist Paul Howard set out to complete the Tour on level terms with today's riders. But instead of teammates, mechanics, and possibly the contents of the local pharmacy as support, he had a handful of friends, his dad and a sense of humour to see him through. With only three weeks to complete over 2,000 miles, was it possible to put a human face on a super-human undertaking?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840188943
Publisher:
Mainstream Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

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