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Tour De France For Dummies [Paperback]

Lance Armstrong , Phil Liggett , James Raia , Sammarye Lewis
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3 Jun 2005 For Dummies
A plain–English guide to the world′s most famous–and grueling–bicycle race Featuring eight–pages of full–color photos from recent Tour de France races, this easy–to–follow, entertaining guide demystifies the history, strategy, rules, techniques, equipment, and competitors in what is arguably the most grueling and intriguing multiday, multistage sporting event in the world. Cowritten by the most popular English–speaking cycling commentator on the planet, this book is great reading for both experienced and the new bicycle racing fans alike.

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  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (3 Jun 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764584499
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764584497
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 15 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,941 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Covers Tour rules, strategies, and traditions Go behind the scenes and get more from the Tour Curious about the Tour de France? This friendly guide covers the fascinating three–week race and all of its day–to–day operations. You′ll find out about the riders, their equipment, their skills, plus every nuance of the Tour in easy–to–understand detail. Discover how to Follow the race and team tactics Understand how colored jerseys are awarded Scout the route Stay on top of news and results Travel to the Tour de France

About the Author

Phil Liggett is an Emmy Award–winning broadcaster widely regarded as the voice of the Tour de France. James Raia is a syndicated columnist and cycling journalist. Sammarye Lewis is an author and Tour de France photojournalist.

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Condensed to its basic premise, the Tour de France is a simple athletic contest: The cyclist who completes a strenuous and often perilous course of more than 2,000 miles in the lowest total time wins. Read the first page
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and fun to read 8 July 2005
This book is a great up close and personal look at (what i think is) the world's greatest sporting event.It really makes you appreciate what an incredible achievement it is to compete and complete the Tour De France -forget about winning, just getting through this guelling event is impressive enough for me. The detail that Tour De France For Dummies goes into- such as the ins and outs of the course, what the cyclists eat,the bike technology-had me gripped. If you love the tour de france, this book will make you love it even more....
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Le Tour dummy 26 Aug 2009
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I bought this as i love watching Le Tour but didn't know how any of it works, ie who gets points and for what, how the shirts are awarded, etc. It seems to be answering all my questions and more and is packed with info and anecdotes. I will be a Le Tour dummy no longer. Excellent.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Informative but out of date 26 July 2012
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This book provides useful background to the Tour but sadly it is now very out of date. It was written when Lance Armstrong was at his peak and a lot of water has passed under the bridge since then. Needs updating badly. My other slight criticism is that it is rather repetitive. So one gets told several times that Tommy Simpson died on Mont Ventoux, and the significance of the jerseys. Still if you have an interest sparked by Bradley's magnificent win, then it'll certainly help you understand more and prepare yourself for next year's defence. Allez Wiggo!
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4.0 out of 5 stars but a fun read all the same 2 July 2014
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Very pro lance Armstrong. , but a fun read all the same. Good for the money
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5.0 out of 5 stars tour mad 10 July 2011
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One fears that this "dummies" series may become mechanical. But this is a great book for learning about the tour
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