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Tour de France: The History . . . the Legend . . . the Riders . . .
     

Tour de France: The History . . . the Legend . . . the Riders . . .

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by Graeme Fife
 

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An all-encompassing history of the Tour de France that brings the story right up to date with all the action from the 2012 race.
 
In this updated edition of the highly acclaimed Tour de France, Graeme Fife sets the 2012 race in the context of the event's remarkable history, stretching back to July 1903. Combining meticulous research with a

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An all-encompassing history of the Tour de France that brings the story right up to date with all the action from the 2012 race.
 
In this updated edition of the highly acclaimed Tour de France, Graeme Fife sets the 2012 race in the context of the event's remarkable history, stretching back to July 1903. Combining meticulous research with a pacy narrative style, he penetrates the mystique of the race and paints a colourful picture of the men whose exploits have given the Tour an enduring universal appeal.
 
With tales of great solo rides, amazing fortitude, terrible misfortune and triumph, Tour de France is the definitive account of this extraordinary competition. Named one of the top-five sports books of the year by both The Independent and The Times, it is the essential guide to the Tour.

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   • "Fife... has an infectious enthusiasm for the Tour and it shows in every sentence. This is a difficult book to put down." —Cycle Sport

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780575520
Publisher:
Mainstream Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date:
04/01/2013
Edition description:
Fourteenth Edition, 14th edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet the Author

GRAEME FIFE is a full-time writer who has worked much in radio and written a number of books, including Inside the Peloton and The Beautiful Machine. A keen cyclist, he has ridden all the celebrated cols of Tour legend.

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Tour de France: The History, The Legend, The Riders 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Right up there with the history of golf. i am a dutch street bike person myself and no hand brakes or gears. we have a bike museum here in sparta and good bike trails on the former railroad lines. Granny from sparta
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book