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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It is one of sport’s toughest ordeals and the ultimate test for professional cyclists. The Tour de France sees riders pitted against all kinds of terrain and weather, in unrelenting competition with their rivals for three weeks. This entertaining and highly-acclaimed book gives a compelling insight into the mystique of the race and the unique fascination it

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It is one of sport’s toughest ordeals and the ultimate test for professional cyclists. The Tour de France sees riders pitted against all kinds of terrain and weather, in unrelenting competition with their rivals for three weeks. This entertaining and highly-acclaimed book gives a compelling insight into the mystique of the race and the unique fascination it has always exercised on devoted bike fans and occasional enthusiasts alike. Graeme Fife’s Tour de France tells tales of great solo rides, amazing fortitude, terrible misfortune and triumph over the odds from the race’s remarkable history. Combining meticulous research with a pacy narrative style, Fife paints a colourful and memorable picture of the men whose exploits have give the Tour an enduring universal appeal.

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Fife has an infectious enthusiasm for the Tour, and it shows in every sentence… A difficult book to put down.

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ISBN-13:
9781840185102
Publisher:
Mainstream Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date:
10/01/2001
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.98(d)

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Tour de France: The History, The Legend, The Riders 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 3 reviews.
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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