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