Tour De France For Dummies and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Start reading Tour De France For Dummies on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Tour De France For Dummies [Paperback]

Lance Armstrong , Phil Liggett , James Raia , Sammarye Lewis
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
RRP: 14.99
Price: 12.12 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
You Save: 2.87 (19%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Monday, 14 July? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition 9.26  
Paperback 12.12  

Book Description

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.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Spend 30 and get Norton 360 21.0 - 3 Computers, 1 Year 2014 for 24.99. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)
  • From mountain bikes to cycle computers, find 1000s of products in our bikes store.


Frequently Bought Together

Tour De France For Dummies + The Death of Marco Pantani: A Biography
Buy the selected items together


Product details

  • 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)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

From the Back Cover

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.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
First Sentence
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
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index
Search inside this book:


Customer Reviews

3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and fun to read 8 July 2005
Format:Paperback
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....
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Le Tour dummy 26 Aug 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Informative but out of date 26 July 2012
By LH
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars but a fun read all the same 2 July 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Very pro lance Armstrong. , but a fun read all the same. Good for the money
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars tour mad 10 July 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
One fears that this "dummies" series may become mechanical. But this is a great book for learning about the tour
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback