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Tour De France; The History, The Legend, The Riders
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Tour De France; The History, The Legend, The Riders

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, which began in July 1903. Combining meticulous research with a pacey 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 and has been named one of the top-five sports books of the year by both "The Independent" and "The Times". 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.

No of Pages: 464

Page Size: 150 x 230

Publisher: Mainstream

Published Date: Nov 09

Cover: paperback

 

ISBN: 9781845965631

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