Mapping Le Tour de France: 100 Tour de France Race Route Maps, with Photographs

Mapping Le Tour de France: 100 Tour de France Race Route Maps, with Photographs

Book rating: 04 Hardback Collins

By (author) Ellis Bacon, Foreword by Mark Cavendish

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  • Publisher: Collins
  • Format: Hardback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 226mm x 267mm x 30mm | 1,542g
  • Publication date: 15 June 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007509782
  • ISBN 13: 9780007509782
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
  • Sales rank: 88,769

Product description

Mapping Le Tour charts the course of every race route in cycling's most prestigious event, including a special section on this year's 100th Tour de France. With 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 Twenty of Le Tour's iconic locations - many of which have featured in the Etape du Tour - are put under the spotlight, and an extended section on the 2013 race is included, with detailed maps and statistics on each of this year's stages.

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Author information

Ellis Bacon is one of Britain's most experienced cycling journalists. He is the former deputy editor of Procycling magazine, and has written extensively for Cycling Weekly and Cycle Sport. He is also co-editor of The Cycling Anthology, and this is his second book for HarperCollins, following on from World's Ultimate Cycling Races.

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By JT 10 Jul 2013 4

Great n comprehensive

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"Mapping Le Tour is chock full of stories and beautiful pictures of the last century of this great race." BBC Radio 5Live "In a year that has seen an abundance of new Tour books hitting the bookshop shelves ... Mapping Le Tour is, without the shadow of a doubt, my favourite." "Mapping Le Tour is a fascinating document of the Tour de France, underpinned by Ellis Bacon's lively and entertaining text, stacks of essential stats and, of course, those full scale maps and excellent photographs." Wheelsuckers "a beautifully illustrated biography of the race" Living France