French Renaissance

French Renaissance


By (author) Jeremy Whittle

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  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 153mm x 234mm
  • Publication date: 2 June 2016
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1471113000
  • ISBN 13: 9781471113000

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In recent years, the Tour de France has been blighted by doping scandals and rumours surrounding some of the sport's most prolific champions. Nevertheless, there were traditional racers who had held on to their values and were determined to win clean in 2012, bringing honour and sportsmanship back to the competition. Through extensive interviews with the leading figures behind this new effort, Jeremy Whittle gives the reader an unparalleled insight into just what it takes to accomplish the seemingly impossible. Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish, Chris Froome, Dave Brailsford and Jonathan Vaughters are the men spearheading the campaign, and French Renaissance tells the story of what it meant to them, and to the Tour de France, to win clean in 2012.

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Author information

Jeremy Whittle is the author of several previous books on cycling, including Bad Blood: The Secret Life of the Tour de France and Racing Through The Dark, in collaboration with David Millar (sales of 33,197 in hardback), both of which have been shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year. He has covered cycling and the Tour de France for The Times, Sunday Herald, Financial Times and the Herald Tribune and is a former editor of ProCycling magazine and the Official Guide to the Tour de France.

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