The Official Tour De France RecordsHardback
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- Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd
- Format: Hardback | 208 pages
- Dimensions: 222mm x 290mm x 18mm | 1,060g
- Publication date: 10 October 2013
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1780972687
- ISBN 13: 9781780972688
- Illustrations note: 380 colour & black & white photographs
- Sales rank: 486,559
Tour de France Records 2014 is the latest in Carlton Books' million-selling World Records series. Delving into the world of the Tour de France, the biggest and most glamorous of all cycling races, this volume highlights the great battles for the Yellow Jersey and the polka-dots of the King of the Mountains since the race began in 1903. There are also hundreds of stories and statistics on the legendary riders, famous teams and high mountains which have helped to make the Tour de France one of the most exciting and popular sports spectacles in the world. The stories, features, lists and table are bought to life by fantastic action photography. All fans of Le Grand Boucle (the great loop, because the Tour always encircles France - with a few stages in adjoining countries - in a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction) will love Tour de France Records 2014, and feel confident about winning any argument about this epic sporting challenge after reading through it from cover to cover.
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Chris Sidwells, the nephew of British cycling legend Tom Simpson, is a journalist, photographer and author who has covered cycling for more than a decade. His writing and photographs feature in every issue of Cycle Sport and Cycling Weekly magazines. He also writes for 220 Triathlon magazine and has contributed to Bicycling, Cycling Plus, Running Fitness, Men's Fitness and GQ magazines as well as broadcasting and speaking on cycling on radio and television. His books include biographies of his uncle, Mr Tom, and of cyclist Allan Peiper, A Peiper's Tale, The Complete Bike Book, Bike Repair Manual, Cycling for Fitness, Tour Climbs (a best-seller in the summer of 2008) and A Race for Madmen. He lives in Devon.
Table of contents
Tour de France All-Time Records; The Great Cycling Nations; The Legendary Riders; The Famous Teams; The High Mountains; Other Great Cycle Races; Tour de France Statistics; Index.