The Unknown Tour de France: The Many Faces of the World's Biggest Bicycle Race

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Van der Plas, 2000 - Sports & Recreation - 192 pages
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After more than 100 years now, the Tour de France is still the sport's premier event. But there's much more to the Tour than the daily stage victories and the Yellow Jersey. This book takes a closer look behind the scenes of the Tour. Les Woodland recounts many of the fascinating episodes from the Tour's past and present in a knowledgeable and humorous style. The Unknown Tour de France makes fascinating reading for everyone interested in the sport. You'll find out about the great champions of the early days, and those of the present time You'll find out about the men who started and promoted this great venture. Find out about "the foreign legion," the few early English-speaking riders who paved the way for such men as Greg LeMond, Lance Armstrong, and Tyler Hamilton.

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Unknown TDF The second Tour de France, held in 1904, was ripped apart by a toxic combination of rampant cheating by the riders and rioting and sabotage by partisan spectators. The result was a ... Read full review

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Lance Armstrong captured the imagination of people around the globe by winning the Tour de France in 1999. Armstrong's strength of human spirit is precisely why millions of fans watch the race each ... Read full review

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