Understanding the Tour de France

A Listmania! list by Bill McGann "Author of The Story of the Tour de France" (Cherokee Village, AR, USA)
(REAL NAME)   
 
The Tour de France: 100 Years: The Official Centennial
1.  The Tour de France: 100 Years: The Official Centennial by L'equipe
The list author says:
  "This is the centenary Tour book put out in 2004 by L'Equipe, the newspaper that is owned by ASO, the organization that also owns the Tour de France. It is beautiful and informative."
Used & New from: £0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

See buying options
Tour de France: The History, The Legend, The Riders
2.  Tour de France: The History, The Legend, The Riders by Graeme Fife
The list author says:
  "A Tour addict has written a superb book that is sure to hook the unwary reader."
£9.82   Used & New from: £0.01
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

The Unknown Tour De France: The Curious Story of the World's Biggest Bicycle Race (Cycling Resources Book)
3.  The Unknown Tour De France: The Curious Story of the World's Biggest Bicycle Race (Cycling Resources Book) by Les Woodland
The list author says:
  "Les Woodland gets under the skin of the Tour de France and uncovers some some amazing facts."
Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

See buying options
Yellow Jersey Companion To The Tour De France
4.  Yellow Jersey Companion To The Tour De France by Les Woodland
The list author says:
  "This is the closest thing we have to a Tour de France Encyclopedia."
Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

See buying options
Rough Ride
5.  Rough Ride by Paul Kimmage
The list author says:
  "The seminal book on how a rider gets through a professional season, including a forthright explanation of doping. Well-written."
£8.99   Used & New from: £4.23
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)

The Tour de France A Cultural History Updated with a New Preface: A Cultural History
6.  The Tour de France A Cultural History Updated with a New Preface: A Cultural History by Christopher S Thompson
The list author says:
  "In writing 'The Tour de France: A Cultural History', Christopher Thompson has done that very rare thing: he has increased our net knowledge of the Tour de France."
£19.62   Used & New from: £12.32
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

The Story of the Tour de France Volume 1: 1903-1964
7.  The Story of the Tour de France Volume 1: 1903-1964 by Bill McGann
The list author says:
  "This is my book. I think I told the story of the Tour a little differently than the others."
£9.99   Used & New from: £7.18
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

The Story of the Tour de France, Volume 2: 1965-2007: How a Newspaper Promotion Became the Greatest Sporting Event in the World
8.  The Story of the Tour de France, Volume 2: 1965-2007: How a Newspaper Promotion Became the Greatest Sporting Event in the World by Bill McGann
The list author says:
  "Volume 2 of my Tour history starts with Gimondi's 1965 victory and goes through to Contador's 2007 win."
£12.99   Used & New from: £8.19
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

It's Not About The Bike: My Journey Back to Life
9.  It's Not About The Bike: My Journey Back to Life by Lance Armstrong
The list author says:
  "This is one of the best sports books I ever read."
£7.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (227 customer reviews)

Every Second Counts
10.  Every Second Counts by Lance Armstrong
The list author says:
  "This is the sequal to 'It's Not About the Bike'. It's not as good as his first effort, but it's still good reading."
Used & New from: £0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

See buying options
Positively False: The Real Story of How I Won the Tour de France
11.  Positively False: The Real Story of How I Won the Tour de France by Floyd Landis
The list author says:
  "Floyd Landis tell his side of the story."
Used & New from: £0.24
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

See buying options
From Lance to Landis: Inside the American Doping Controversy at the Tour de France
12.  From Lance to Landis: Inside the American Doping Controversy at the Tour de France by David Walsh
The list author says:
  "Author David Walsh hates cheaters. This book is gripping. No one who cares about the state of the sport of cycling should ignore this book."
£16.00   Used & New from: £2.50
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

French Revolutions: Cycling the Tour de France
13.  French Revolutions: Cycling the Tour de France by Tim Moore
The list author says:
  "This is a welcome break from the serious side of cylcing. Moore takes one cheap shot after another at the French as he tries to follow the Tour. Heck, they can take it. This book is really funny."
Used & New from: £0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)

See buying options
Lance Armstrong's War: One Man's Battle Against Fate, Fame, Love, Death, Scandal, and a Few Other Rivals on the Road to the Tour de France
14.  Lance Armstrong's War: One Man's Battle Against Fate, Fame, Love, Death, Scandal, and a Few Other Rivals on the Road to the Tour de France by Daniel Coyle
The list author says:
  "Coyle skillfully tells the story of Armstrong's assault on the 2004 Tour."
Used & New from: £0.01
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

See buying options
Uphill Battle: Cycling's Great Climbers
15.  Uphill Battle: Cycling's Great Climbers by Owen Mulholland
The list author says:
  "Owen Mulholland does a delightful job of telling the stories of the great climbers in cycling history."
£19.66   Used & New from: £6.03
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

The Crooked Path to Victory: Cheating in Professional Bicycle Racing (Cycling Resources)
16.  The Crooked Path to Victory: Cheating in Professional Bicycle Racing (Cycling Resources) by Les Woodland
The list author says:
  "Doping is part of cycling. Woodland knows the subject well. He tells the story of doping in cycling from the earliest days of the highwheeler."
£7.44   Used & New from: £0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

The Tour de France Quiz Book
17.  The Tour de France Quiz Book by John D. T. White
The list author says:
  "How much do you really know about the Tour?"
Used & New from: £32.51
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

See buying options

More Actions

Discover more about this author
 See all of their Listmania! lists
Make your own list
 Create a Listmania! list
View your page on Amazon.co.uk
 Go to Your Profile page

About this Listmania!

 

Author

Bill McGann "Author of The Story of the Tour de France" (Cherokee Village, AR, USA)
(REAL NAME)   
Qualifications: Author of "The Story of the Tour de France"
Last updated: 22/07/2008
Report abuse
    

More Listmania!

 

Cycling's Great Climbers and the Great Climbs Cycling's Great Climbers and the Great Climbs

Cycling's Great Climbers and the Great Climbs: A list of 12 items by Bill McGann "Author of The Story of the Tour de France"

The best of the books I've read and reviewed 2007-2009 The best of the books I've read and reviewed 2007-2009

The best of the books I've read and reviewed 2007-2009: A list of 22 items by tallpete33

Top Books for Le Tour de France Top Books for Le Tour de France

Top Books for Le Tour de France: A list of 12 items by Jack

Book I read 2008 Book I read 2008

Book I read 2008: A list of 10 items by S. J. Ebbens

William Hill Sports Books of the Year William Hill Sports Books of the Year

William Hill Sports Books of the Year: A list of 20 items by A A Catenaccio