23 Days in July: Inside the Tour de France and Lance Armstrong's Record-Breaking Victory

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Da Capo Press, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 314 pages
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Taking place over twenty-three days in July and across more than 2,100 miles of smooth blacktop, rough cobblestones, and punishing mountain terrain, the Tour de France is the most grueling sports event in the world. And in 2004, five-time champion Lance Armstrong set out to achieve what no other cyclist in the 100-year history of the race had ever done: win a sixth Tour de France.Armstrong had four serious challengers who wanted nothing more than to deny the man the French call Le Boss from achieving his goal. The major threat among them was the only other former Tour de France champion in last year's race, Germany's Jan Ullrich- The Kaiser. But when the race was over, Lance Armstrong once again wore the yellow jersey of victory.

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User Review  - wxllx - LibraryThing

Poorly written but thoroughly engaging for cycling fans. Despite the title, Wilcockson doesn't focus solely on Armstrong's 6th win. The book is peppered with humorous or exhilarating anecdotes of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - jmcclain19 - LibraryThing

Complete blow by blow recap of the 2004 Tour de France. Insight into the ins and outs of riding a bike every day for a month amongst the World's best cyclists. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

John Wilcockson reported on his first Tour de France in 1968. He has written for Outside and Men's Journal and reported on major cycling events for NPR, the BBC World Service, and the New York Times. His many books include John Wilcockson's World of Cycling. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.Graham Watson has been covering the Tour de France since 1977. He lives near London.

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