Mapping Le Tour: Updated History and Route Map of Every Tour De France Race

Mapping Le Tour: Updated History and Route Map of Every Tour De France Race


By (author) Ellis Bacon, Foreword by Mark Cavendish, Foreword by Collins Maps

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  • Publisher: Collins
  • Format: Paperback | 312 pages
  • Dimensions: 220mm x 262mm x 22mm | 1,300g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007543999
  • ISBN 13: 9780007543991
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (colour)
  • Sales rank: 260,185

Product description

Mapping Le Tour charts the course of every race route in cycling's most prestigious event, including a special section on the 2014 Tour de France. This new paperback edition includes a map of each edition of the Tour de France, along with photographs, text on the history of the race, and lists of the stages, winners and key statistics, Mapping Le Tour is essential reading for any cycling fan. Each Tour de France race map is accompanied by statistics, including: * Race and stage distances * Highest point * Number of starters and finishers * Average speed * Jersey winners An extended section on the 2014 race is also included.

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Author information

Ellis Bacon is one of Britain's most experienced cycling journalists, and has written on the sport for a number of publications, including The Times and The Observer, as well as being a regular contributor to Cycle Sport and Cycling Weekly magazines. A fluent French and Danish speaker, he has translated a number of books including the English version of Danish Tour de France winner and Saxo Bank manager Bjarne Riis's autobiography.

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"chock-full of stories and beautiful pictures of the last century of this great race." BBC Radio 5Live "The maps will add to the enthusiast's collection of Tour literature whilst the text and maps will provide an interesting introduction to the newcomer. That is quite a rare feat" Cycling World Magazine "Constantly you are reminded of the sheer geographical scope of the race" Brendan Gallagher "This book has given me renewed admiration for previous riders, having seen the brutality of the early editions." Daniel Lyold Tour de France rider