Etape: The Untold Stories of the Tour de France's Defining Stages

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What if all the best Tour stages happened in one race? In Etape, critically acclaimed author Richard Moore weaves first-person interviews with cycling's great riders to assemble a "dream team" of the best Tour de France stages in modern history.

Featuring exclusive interviews with the Tour's legends and scoundrels about their best-ever day on the bike (and their most heartbreaking defeats), Moore unravels lingering mysteries and recounts strange tales from 20 great stages of the Tour: LeMond's impossible return from near-death, Schleck's primal scream atop the Galibier, Merckx's self-described toughest Tour, Cav's mind-bending victory in Aubenas, Hinault's hellish battle with Fignon.

Etape assembles the greatest days of modern Tour history into a Tour de France of incredible victory, glorious failure, shocking revelation, and beautiful memories. In the words of those who were there, Etape recreates each day vividly and reveals the beauty and the madness of cycling's greatest race.

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The Tour's Greatest Stars Recount Their Toughest Battles

Heroes and villains, stars and water carriers--the giants of cycling stride the epic stage of the Tour de France each year in search of lasting glory. Critically acclaimed author Richard Moore explores their untold stories and infuses them with vivid life in Etape, revealing the beauty and madness of the world's greatest bike race.

Featuring exclusive interviews with the Tour's legends and scoundrels, Etape unravels lingering mysteries and recounts strange tales from 20 great stages of recent Tour history: Greg LeMond's impossible return from near-death. Andy Schleck's primal scream atop the Col du Galibier. Eddy Merckx's self-described toughest Tour. Mark Cavendish's mind-bending victory in Aubenas. Bernard Hinault's hellish battle with Laurent Fignon.

From the sun-soaked slopes of the Pyrenees to the rain-lashed cobbles of the north, Etape celebrates the Tour de France as an unrivalled myth-maker, where courage, scandal, skill, and drama create the sport's enduring legends.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS:

Lance Armstrong
Jean-Franà §ois Bernard
Chris Boardman
Mark Cavendish
Claudio Chiappucci
Laurent Fignon
Andy Hampsten
Luis Herrera
Bernard Hinault
JÃ ¶rg Jaksche
Bobby Julich
Greg LeMond
Frans Maassen
Freddy Maertens
Iban Mayo
Eddy Merckx
David Millar
Wilfried Nelissen
Joà «l Pelier
Stephen Roche
Andy Schleck
Marc Sergeant
Josà © Luis Viejo
Urs Zimmermann

About the Author:

Richard Moore is a sports journalist and author. His first book, In Search of Robert Millar, won Best Biography at the 2008 British Sports Book Award. His second book, Heroes, Villains and Velodromes, was long-listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year. He writes on cycling and sport and is a regular contributor to the Guardian, Sky Sports, and the Scotsman. He is also a former racing cyclist who represented Scotland at the 1998 Commonwealth Games.

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