Charts the course of every race route in cycling's most prestigious event 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, this guide is essential 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, and 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 its stages.
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Ellis Bacon is the former deputy editor of Procycling magazine, and has written extensively for Cycle Sport and Cycling Weekly. He is also the coeditor of The Cycling Anthology and the author of World's Ultimate Cycling Races. Mark Cavendish is a professional road racing cyclist and the author of Boy Racer.Review:
"chock-full of stories and beautiful pictures of the last century of this great race." BBC Radio 5Live "The maps will add to the enthusiast's collection of Tour literature whilst the text and maps will provide an interesting introduction to the newcomer. That is quite a rare feat" Cycling World Magazine "Constantly you are reminded of the sheer geographical scope of the race" Brendan Gallagher "This book has given me renewed admiration for previous riders, having seen the brutality of the early editions."Daniel Lyold Tour de France rider
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Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110007543999