Synopses & Reviews
- Published to coincide with the 100th Anniversary of the Tour de France- The first fully illustrated documentary of the history of the race- Includes images from Lance Armstrong's past four Tour victories- Lance Armstrong is going for his fifth consecutive win. Only 4 other riders in history have accomplished this.- Armstrong is only the second American in history to win the Tour de France (Greg LeMond is the other).- The 2003 race runs from July 5 to July 27 with 2 prologues and 20 stages totaling 2,077 miles.- 3 million Euros in total prize money- 22 teams of 9 riders each
The Tour de France is one of the most grueling, exciting events on the world's sporting calendar. No other event quite matches le Tour for the amount of individual and team effort expanded over its course. This book offers a unique visual journey through the first century of le Tour and with it, the changing face of France. The images in the book cover all aspects of the life of le Tour, from roadside spectators to competitors, marshalls, and the majestic scenery of a beautiful country.