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Legends of the Tour,
This review is from: Legends of the Tour (Paperback)
I absolutely love this graphic history of the Tour de France. Jan Cleijne’s sublime art evolves with the Tour so that each chapter perfectly reflects the time and mood of the particular race that it covers. Cleijne has selected a great range of stories to illustrate the development, importance and occasional infamy of the Tour and many of the famous names from the world of cycling (like Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx and Lance Armstrong – although one of those probably belongs more in the infamous category) are featured. Legends of the Tour is a wonderfully illustrated, fascinating read and I now know a great deal more about the Tour de France (particularly the difficult and dangerous early years of the race) than I did before.