Tour de France: The Complete History of the World's Greatest Cycle Race

Tour de France: The Complete History of the World's Greatest Cycle Race

by Marguerite Lazell

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780974897
Publisher: Carlton Books
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author


Marguerite Lazell has covered five Tours de France and the Olympic Games in Sydney and Athens, along with numerous World Championships and World Cup events. A keen club cyclist, she has competed up to national level in both cycling and duathlon. She lives in England.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1 1903-1914: How the Tour Began 8

Chapter 2 1919-1939: The Years of Living Dangerously 20

Chapter 3 1947-1952: When the Italians Ruled the Tour 32

Chapter 4 1953-1956: The Making of a New French Hero 46

Chapter 5 1957-1968: Anquetil: Master of the Peloton 58

Chapter 6 1969-1974: Merckx: The Belgian Cannibal 78

Chapter 7 1975-1977: Thévenet: The Giant Slayer 94

Chapter 8 1978-1990: Hinault, Lemond and Fignon 106

Chapter 9 1991-1997: Indurain Joins the Greats 128

Chapter 10 1998: The Great Doping Scandal 152

Chapter 11 1999-2005: Armstrong: Too Good to be True 158

Chapter 12 2006-2013: Searching For a New Champion 186

Chapter 13 A Matter of Record 226

Glossary 237

Index 238

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