Tour de France: The History, the Legend, the RidersBy Graeme Fife
- Author: Graeme Fife
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Brand: Mainstream Publishing
- Published: 2008-01-01
One of sport's toughest ordeals, the three-week Tour de France sees riders pitted against all kinds of terrain and weather in unrelenting competition with their rivals. This updated edition gives compelling insight into the mystique of the race and the unique fascination it has always held for devoted bike fans and occasional enthusiasts alike. Setting the 2007 race in the context of the event's remarkable history, which began in July 1903, and combining meticulous research with a pacey narrative style, this highly acclaimed book paints a colorful picture of the men whose exploits have given the Tour an enduring universal appeal. Tales of great solo rides, amazing fortitude, terrible misfortune, and triumph bring to life this ultimate test for professional cyclists.