Synopses & Reviews
The greatest endurance test in sports, the Tour de France covers more than 2,200 miles in just over three weeks, climbing high into the Alps and Pyrenees on a circular journey around France and into neighboring countries before ending on the Champs-Élysées. This official publication of the Tour's organizers presents an authoritative history of the sport, including 40 items of rare facsimile memorabilia such as personal letters from champions, logbook entries, regulations from 1910, and more!
About the Author
Serge Laget was eight years old when, on vacation in the south of France, he watched the Tour de France go by. He was hooked and has followed the Tour ever since, covering it as a journalist for L'Equipe since 1987. He has written many books on cycling, including Le Cyclisme
, La Saga du Tour de France
, and La Belle Epoque du Cyclisme
. He lives in Paris. Luke Edwardes-Evans is a freelance sports writer who regularly contributes articles to Cycling
Weekly magazine and is the author of two Tour de France guides.