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Tour de France: The Official 100th Race Anniversary Edition
 
 

Tour de France: The Official 100th Race Anniversary Edition [Kindle Edition]

Françoise Laget , Serge Laget , Philippe Cazaban
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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'The Tour is back, so it's the perfect time to revisit an event full of sabotage, rivalry, politics, doping, death and even multiple crash-inducing dogs in glossy full-colour worthy of that hallowed yellow jersey' Shortlist magazine.

'Handsomely illustrated ... the book is an eccentric social history of modern France via its quintessential sporting spectacle' The Lady.

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From its humble origins over a century ago to its present day glory, the Tour de France has always been a race that has inspired fascination. The exploits of the riders - Tommy Simpson's death of the slopes of Mont Ventoux, Lance Armstrong's controversial career and Bradley Wiggins' historic win - continue to enthral audiences worldwide.

With unequalled access to the race's archives and a chronological approach building to the present day, this beautifully illustrated book commemorates the 100th race in style. The rivalries, passion and drama of the world's greatest cycling challenge are revealed through entertaining and authoritative commentary and breathtaking official photography.

Featuring unique race content, route maps, profiles of key riders and a section dedicated to the vital statistics of every race, Tour de France is the definitive account of this historic event.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 82328 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus (18 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CBFYSIC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #41,923 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A nice brief history 3 May 2013
Format:Hardcover
The book is laid out with a brief introduction on the birth of the tour followed by a brief history with top 10 standings of every year that it has been going as well as a preview to the 2013 tour. At the back is the tour classifications with all the winners of the tour, the points race, King of the mountains and the Young Rider race. There are also tour records like smallest gap between winners. There are also a quick reference Roll of Honour which giveving the top 3's with the distance and average Speed.
It's a very good quick reference book with all the up to date standings.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning coffee table book. 20 Jun 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
It's big, it's not your standard hardback so you can't read it in the bath. But read it everywhere else, it's stunningly good even if you have only a mild interest in cycling as a sport. It'll captivate you. For the cycling geeks, it's seriously good in text, pics, format, presentation, etc etc. I'll be pulling this off the shelf in long winter nights in my old age to immerse in it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book worthy of the history of the tour 27 May 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book is superb,the photographs alone are worth the price of the book,the text conveys the majestic history of the race from the brilliance of Merckx to the less savoury years of N/A
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Birthday present 2 Oct 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Bought for my husband who is a cycling fanatic. He loved it and was really pleased to get it as a present.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Coffee Table Book 26 July 2013
By HomeSpa
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I bought this as part of an anniversay present for my husband, a mad cyclist. He has many books on cycling including the Tour de France, however, this is a great Anniversary book (the tour's 100th, not just ours) with great pictures following the history of the tour from the beginning todate. A nice book for the collection, which he seems very happy with.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 18 Jun 2013
Format:Hardcover
Read this book at the weekend whilst on a cycling break, Its a great book full of superb photos, the layout is a history of the tour with a double spread for each year. More information in the later years and loved the fact it includes Lances downfall.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bring it on. 28 Jun 2014
By wildcat
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Quality read about the greatest sporting event in the world., best news is that this year it starts in god's own county YORKSHIRE.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not just for cycling fans... 30 Jun 2014
By Mge
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Great story, great pictures from Tours long ago.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant coffee table book.
An interesting book detailing the total history of the Tour......enjoy....
Published 1 month ago by John Payne
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book
Bought as a gift and the recipient loved it. Stories and photos excellent. Would definitely recommend for cycling fans everywhere.
Published 2 months ago by MOLLYDOLLY
5.0 out of 5 stars Delighted!
Bought this for our friend's birthday (who is a Tour de France geek!) and he was truly delighted by it! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Louise-Marie
5.0 out of 5 stars Cycling
Another e-book for my husband and his new Kindle e-Reader, he enjoyed it and was pleased to be able to read a book without having the weight of a print edition, as he has bought... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mrs. J. A. Archer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Bought this for my father - a lifelong cycling fan. He thinks it is brilliant and he doesn't give praise lightly!! Superb photos.
Published 6 months ago by JaneH
5.0 out of 5 stars Present
I bought this book for my brother for Christmas as he is a big cycling fan and he loved it. It had lots of info and photos inside and is well presented. Read more
Published 7 months ago by j w
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
Bought as a Christmas present for my son, he was extremely pleased with it and it was a bonus that the price was good.
Published 7 months ago by Bursar
5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal present for the "bike mad ".
I bought this lovely book as a birthday present for a friend who will remember his 40th birthday as being in the same year as the Tour De France came to Yorkshire.
Published 7 months ago by Sue Hartley
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
Anyone who is a fan of the sport i would definetly recommend this book. It goes well with the DVD if your getting this as a gift - The Tour: The Legend of the Race (Tour de France)... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Anthony
5.0 out of 5 stars tour de France
I purchased this book for my son who is a great follower of tour de France. Spoke to him and he says it's just fantastic.
Published 8 months ago by fulhamite
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