Vive le Tour!: Amazing Tales of the Tour de France

Vive le Tour!: Amazing Tales of the Tour de France

by Nick Brownlee
     
 

The Tour de France is one of the most revered, thrilling sporting events in the world, not to mention one of the most physically exhausting. Every year top cyclists from around the globe break speed records and push themselves harder and faster in pursuit of the legendary yellow jersey. Here is the ultimate guide to the competition's heroes, cheats, controversy,

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Overview

The Tour de France is one of the most revered, thrilling sporting events in the world, not to mention one of the most physically exhausting. Every year top cyclists from around the globe break speed records and push themselves harder and faster in pursuit of the legendary yellow jersey. Here is the ultimate guide to the competition's heroes, cheats, controversy, extreme terrain, triumphs, and tragedy—on and off the trail. Now fully revised and updated, this is the essential companion to the awe-inspiring event, with a wealth of tales and trivia drawn from the Tour's century-long history.

Editorial Reviews

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"A quirky and inventive collection of history, statistics and random trivia . . . perfect for whipping out of the back pocket of your cycling jersey to settle arguments or impress your friends."  —Observer

"An accessible . . . blend of history-lite, helpful explanation and bizarre factoids."  —Guardian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781906032920
Publisher:
Anova Books
Publication date:
06/15/2010
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Nick Brownlee is a journalist, author, and professional cycling aficionado. His other books include Fotheringham's Extraordinary Sporting Pastimes, Motson's FA Cup Odyssey, and Motson's World Cup Extravaganza.

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