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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 updated edition sets the 2013 race in the context of the event's remarkable history, stretching back to July 1903

Combining meticulous research with a fast-paced narrative style, Graeme Fife penetrates the mystique of the Tour de France and paints a colorful picture of the men whose exploits have given the Tour enduring universal appeal. The

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An updated edition sets the 2013 race in the context of the event's remarkable history, stretching back to July 1903

Combining meticulous research with a fast-paced narrative style, Graeme Fife penetrates the mystique of the Tour de France and paints a colorful picture of the men whose exploits have given the Tour enduring universal appeal. The momentous 100th anniversary competition fully lived up to expectations and was the most exciting race in years. Mountains loomed large in one of the toughest routes since World War II, including a double ascent of the iconic l'Alpe d'Huez in just one day. Laced 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780576251
Publisher:
Mainstream Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date:
04/01/2014
Edition description:
15th edition
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
861,587
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author

Graeme Fife is a full-time writer who has worked in radio and written a number of books, including The Beautiful Machine and Inside the Peloton. A keen cyclist, he has ridden all the celebrated Cols of Tour legends.

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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