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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In this updated edition of the highly acclaimed Tour de France, Graeme Fife sets the 2009 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

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Overview

In this updated edition of the highly acclaimed Tour de France, Graeme Fife sets the 2009 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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"A beast of a book which teems with energy."  —Herald

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

"A complex picture of what one of the world’s great sporting events feels like from the inside."  —Independent

"Fife has a keen eye for detail."  —Sunday Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845960476
Publisher:
Mainstream Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.18(h) x 1.12(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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