Vive le Tour!: Wiggo, and the Amazing Tales of the Tour de France

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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
 
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 ...
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Overview


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
 
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.
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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781907554988
  • Publisher: Anova Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2013
  • Pages: 276
  • Sales rank: 1,359,053
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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Nick Brownlee is a journalist, author, and professional cycling aficionado. 
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