7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Cultural and racing history of the tour,
This review is from: Le Tour: A History of the Tour de France (Hardcover)
A superb book if you are interested in the Tour, France, French culture and the way France developed into the nation it is today thorugh the 20th century. You really do feel enveloped in the culture of France and cycling when reading it and the author's pleasure in researching and writing the book is palpable.
I had to give it 3 stars because, although it is very well written, Geoffrey Wheatcroft (who is a super chap) uses rather a lot of little used words which I did have to look up!