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5.0 out of 5 stars Tres Bon, 18 Aug. 2012
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This review is from: WIGGO - 101 Things you may not have known about BRADLEY WIGGINS (Kindle Edition)
Bradley Wiggins was the winner of the 99th Tour de France but how much do you know about the history of the greatest cycle race on earth? Did you know that in 1902, the magazine "L'Auto-Vélo" was first published and its founder's sole intention was to force its rival, "Le Vélo", out of business? L'Auto-Vélo was completely devoted to sport with a particular emphasis on cycling and unlike its competitor which used green paper, L'Auto-Vélo, was printed on yellow paper. Henri Desgrange, a cycling promoter and former racer, was appointed as L'Auto-Vélo's first editor. In November 1902, Géo Lefèvre, who had left Le Vélo to cover cycling for L'Auto (it was forced to change its name following a law suit), suggested to Desgrange the idea of a race on the major roads across France. This was the beginning of the Tour de France with the first race taking place the next year in 1903 which was won by France's Maurice Garin. But this is just one of over 100 interesting facts John White gives us in his excellent e-book. And if you have not yet bought a copy of John's superb "The Tour de France Quiz Book" with a Foreword by the legendary Phil Liggett & Paul Sherwen then download yourself a copy from Amazon.
Katie.
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