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Roule Britannia: A History of Britons in the Tour de France
     

Roule Britannia: A History of Britons in the Tour de France

by William Fotheringham
 

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Roule Britannia celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of a Briton first completing the Tour de France, the half-century of cultural exchange, and British cycling's fight for recognition that followed. During those fifty years only two Tours would take place without at least one Briton on the start line, and more than fifty British cyclists have taken part.

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Roule Britannia celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of a Briton first completing the Tour de France, the half-century of cultural exchange, and British cycling's fight for recognition that followed. During those fifty years only two Tours would take place without at least one Briton on the start line, and more than fifty British cyclists have taken part. Through exclusive interviews with and profiles of all those who have competed, William Fotheringham gives us the definitive record of their achievement, from those first stumbling efforts and the death of Tom Simpson, to the golden era of Sean Yates and Robert Millar, right up to Chris Boardman, David Millar and the present day, when the issue of banned drug use has clouded the great race.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780224074254
Publisher:
Random House UK
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Series:
Yellow Jersey Cycling Classics Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

WILLIAM FOTHERINGHAM writes for the Guardian and Observer on cycling and rugby. A racing cyclist and launch editor of procycling and Cycle Sport magazines, he has reported on over twenty Tours de France. He is the number one bestselling author of Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike and is the critically lauded author of Fallen Angel, Roule Britannia, and Put Me Back on My Bike, which Vélo magazine called 'The best cycling biography ever written'.

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