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Blazing Saddles: The Cruel & Unusual History of the Tour de France

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For more than a century, the Tour de France has captured the world's imagination as the ultimate test of man's strength and willpower. Blazing Saddles is a riotous tale of the inspiring and sometimes astonishing history of cycling's most famous race and its whimsical mishaps and astounding feats.

Award-winning sports writer Matt Rendell plunges into "La Grande Boucle," describing everything from the clothing of the first Tour winner (white blazer, black trousers, wool socks) to the earliest method of cheating (riding the train). Blazing Saddles recounts the famous rivalries and riders that contested the Tour, setting the score straight with complete records of every podium finisher. Rendell's vivid storytelling is complemented with more than one hundred classic black and white photographs, portraying cycling's heroes and martyrs from Jacques Anquetil to Lance Armstrong.

Fans young and old will marvel at this delightful compilation of cycling's greatest capers and most amazing superstars.

Synopsis:

In this fascinating book, award-winning sports writer Matt Rendell covers every corner of ""La Grande Boucle,"" from the eccentric couture of the first Tour winner (white blazer, black trousers, wool socks) to the earliest method of cheating (riding the train). ""Blazing Saddles"" recounts the famous rivalries and riders that contested the Tour, setting the score straight with complete records of every podium finisher. Rendell's vivid storytelling is complemented with more than 100 classic black-and-white photographs, portraying cycling's heroes and martyrs from Jacques Anquetil to Lance Armstrong.

About the Author

Rendell survived Hodgkin's Disease and lecturing at British and Latvian universities before entering TV and print journalism.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781934030257
Author:
Rendell, Matt
Publisher:
VeloPress
Subject:
Cycling
Subject:
Cycling - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Bicycle racing - Social aspects - France
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Bicycling General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20080631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
303
Dimensions:
8.01x5.37x.99 in. 1.36 lbs.

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In this fascinating book, award-winning sports writer Matt Rendell covers every corner of ""La Grande Boucle,"" from the eccentric couture of the first Tour winner (white blazer, black trousers, wool socks) to the earliest method of cheating (riding the train). ""Blazing Saddles"" recounts the famous rivalries and riders that contested the Tour, setting the score straight with complete records of every podium finisher. Rendell's vivid storytelling is complemented with more than 100 classic black-and-white photographs, portraying cycling's heroes and martyrs from Jacques Anquetil to Lance Armstrong.
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