A unique visual guide to the Tour de France, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2003, this beautiful and historic book features rare archival photography from 1903 to today.
The tour de France is one of the most gruelling, exacting and exciting events of the world’s sporting calendar. It has been given even greater prominence in recent years by the attention attracted by Lance Armstrong, cancer survivor and 4-times winner of one of the greatest sporting challenges ever.
In 2003 the Tour de France celebrates its 100th anniversary. This book is a unique, visual guide to the first century of the Tour and, with it, the changing face of France. The images in the book cover all aspects of the life of le Tour, from road-side spectators to competitors, marshals and the majestic scenery of a beautiful country. It includes a foreword by Greg LeMond.
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Competitve cyclists, Tour fanatics and the simply curious will find something of interest...a great gift. -- London CyclistFrom the Back Cover:
In the world of professional cycling, the Tour de France offers the biggest prize imaginable. It also offers the most intense challenge of any sport, requiring the greatest exertion possible simply to compete. An almost inhuman effort is needed to win le Tour, one of the most gruelling, exacting and exciting events of the world’s sporting calendar. No other contest quite matches le Tour for the amount of individual and teamwork expended over its course.
Le Tour offers a stunning visual journey through the first century of this epic race. In the process, it also provides a unique glimpse of the changing face of France through the 20th century. Packed with images of the great and the good competitors, Le Tour also features photographs of the winners, from the very first – the ‘Little Chimney Sweep’ , Frenchman Maurice Garin – to the last, American four-time successive Tour winner Lance Armstrong.
As well as picturing the riders, the images portray all aspects of the life of le Tour, from road-side spectators to the competitors at rest and play, from the graffiti etched on mountain roads by ardent fans to the majestic scenery of a beautiful country. There are photographs of dramatic finishes and calamitous starts, of the successive generations of French automobiles that have carried the race teams and of the spectacular mountain backdrops as the peloton races by. The whole of history and life of le Tour is here.
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Book Description Collins, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Acceptable. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. The book is perfectly readable and fit for use, although it shows signs of previous ownership. The spine is likely creased and the cover scuffed or slightly torn. Textbooks will typically have an amount of underlining and/or highlighting, as well as notes. If this book is over 5 years old, then please expect the pages to be yellowing or to have age spots. Bookseller Inventory # CHL1834581
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Book Description Collins, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Le Tour: A Century of the Tour de France This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780007165940
Book Description Collins, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Le Tour: A Century of the Tour de France This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780007165940
Book Description Collins. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2689580148
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Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002312404
Book Description Collins, 2003. Hardback. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st. First edition first printing hardback, 2003, with unclipped jacket. In overall near fine used condition with only minor signs of handling and storage - slight rubbing to edges. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears little read, no annotation - neat gift inscription to ffep; text and illustrations bright and clear throughout. This book weighs over 1.5kg. Not an old library book. Photograph available. Bookseller Inventory # 131694