Roule Britannia: a history of Britons in the Tour de France

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Yellow Jersey, Jul 26, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 256 pages
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Roule Britanniacelebrates the fiftieth anniversary of a Briton first completing the Tour de France, the half-century of cultural exchange, and British cycling's fight for recognition that followed. During those fifty years only two Tours would take place without at least one Briton on the start line, and more than fifty British cyclists have taken part. Through exclusive interviews with and profiles of all those who have competed, William Fotheringham gives us the definitive record of their achievement, from those first stumbling efforts and the death of Tom Simpson, to the golden era of Sean Yates and Robert Millar, right up to Chris Boardman, David Millar and the present day, when the issue of banned drug use has clouded the great race.

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Mr Fotheringham may now be thinking, in the light of the 2012 tour, that he brought this out a bit prematurely. He didn't, but he may be thinking of a revision. As good on the unsung heroes as on the superstars. An enjoyable read. Read full review


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William Fotheringham is a long-time cycle racing journalist. He is the author of "A Century of Cycling" and "Put Me Back On My Bike,

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