Tour de France 100: The Definitive History of the World's Greatest Race

Tour de France 100: The Definitive History of the World's Greatest Race


By (author) Peter Cossins, By (author) Isabel Best, By (author) Chris Sidwells, By (author) Clare Griffith, Foreword by Bernard Hinault, Preface by Stephen Roche


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  • Publisher: Cassell Illustrated
  • Format: Hardback | 285 pages
  • Dimensions: 246mm x 282mm x 28mm | 1,540g
  • Publication date: 7 May 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1844037428
  • ISBN 13: 9781844037421
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 546,170

Product description

Published to mark the 100th anniversary of the world's most prestigious cycle race - the Tour de France - this is the definitive guide. Published to mark the 100th anniversary of what is widely recognized as the world's most grueling, fiercely contested and famous cycle race, this is a lavish and impressive guide. It contains comprehensive profiles of 100 of the Tour's most famous stages, each featuring unique, detailed computer-generated artworks of the route, along with key facts, figures and information that together produce a multitude of facts and stories. In other words, a complete and expert examination of the race through its most dramatic and striking moments. The book also presents 300 fascinating photographs that capture historic events, along with a comprehensive directory listing every jersey winner, and a narrative front section that explores the more bizarre stories and myths surrounding the race. A fitting celebration of a unique sporting event.

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