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4.0 out of 5 stars Cycling is full of imperfections., 4 Aug 2013
This review is from: Le Tour 100: The definitive history of the world's greatest race (Hardcover)
This is a lovely, hard cover coffee table book which will quickly convey key facts about the first hundred editions of the Tour, albeit without the winner of the latest edition. As a gift to a fan for either reference purposes, or someone trying to understand the key facts and statistics about this wonderful sport, I would highly recommend. Having read some of the other reviews, I feel the criticism levelled against it is harsh, regarding Lance Armstrong. Unfortunately he has become associated with all that is bad about the race, most probably because of his brash and aggressive style adopted in picking off his critics. The only fault I could find with this was the star next to his name on the tour's which he won. What about a star next to Ulrich, Riise etc., riders who have since admitted to doping? But that is purely for consistency and I'm sure that there would be many asterisks. Frankly, without all the bizarre footnotes in cycling history, would it be so fascinating? This book in the most part shares the facts about a wonderful event with a rich and varied history. People should get over themselves with their hang-ups about it's recent history (Did Lance eat any children? No. Will top athletes go to the absolute limits of what is acceptable in their efforts to win? Probably, yes). Chapeau to the Editors, they've handled a currently controversial subject area in as agnostic a way as possible.
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