The Unknown Tour De France (Hardcover)
The Many Faces of the World's Biggest Bicycle Race
Van der Plas/Cycle Publishing, 9781892495631, 152pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 2009
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 new edition of the 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 book is greatly enhance by the more than 150 beautifully reproduced period photographs in duotone.
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 others.