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The Tour de France : the good, the bad and the just plain weird

Author: Paul Hansford
Publisher: Richmond, Vic. : Hardie Grant Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An up-to-date guide to the Tour de France written in a user friendly tone that's entertaining and revealing. The Tour de France, the annual travelling circus that for more than a century has been the ultimate test of sporting endurance is an event full of highs and lows. Pain, deaths and horrific injuries. Joy, excitement and unbelievable achievements. Cheating, doping and scandals of every kind. From the Alpe  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Hansford
ISBN: 9781742706375 1742706371
OCLC Number: 845785925
Description: 182 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
ch. 1. A brief history of the Tour de France --
ch. 2. Tour essentials --
ch. 3. The road cycling lexicon --
ch. 4. Tour de France evolution --
ch. 5. How-to's of the Tour de France --
ch. 6. Tour de France Hall of Fame: the legends and the heartbreaks --
ch. 7. Tour de France Hall of Fame: the heroes and the history makers --
ch. 8. The Tour de France's greatest moments --
ch. 9. Tour to the dark side --
ch. 10. Tour de France's best rivalries --
ch. 11. The weird and wonderful Tour --
Roll of Honour.
Responsibility: Paul Hansford.

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