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The Tour de France : ... to the bitter end

Author: Richard Nelsson; William Fotheringham
Publisher: London : Guardian, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Having started in 1903 as a publicity stunt for ailing French newspaper L'Auito, the Tour de France is now the world's greatest sporting spectacle. Back then, cyclists raced alone through day and night. Today's riders pedal 3,500 km around the French countryside, cheered on by huge roadside crowds and accompanied by the mighty caravan of media, sponsors and support staff that keeps the wheels turning. But one thing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Nelsson; William Fotheringham
ISBN: 9780852653364 0852653360
OCLC Number: 800655114
Description: 362 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: edited by Richard Nelsson ; [introduction by William Fotheringham].

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Having started in 1903 as a publicity stunt for ailing French newspaper L'Auito, the Tour de France is now the world's greatest sporting spectacle. Back then, cyclists raced alone through day and night. Today's riders pedal 3,500 km around the French countryside, cheered on by huge roadside crowds and accompanied by the mighty caravan of media, sponsors and support staff that keeps the wheels turning. But one thing hasn't changed: the Tour remains just as awe-inspiring a test of extreme mental and physical stamina as it has always been. This book contains the best of over a century of Guardian and Observer Tour reporting by writers seduced by the power of the peloton.

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