Tour de France Champions

6 Rouleur, Issue 18.4 7 'Carlos Sastre exclusive: The forgotten Tour de France winner', Cyclingnews, www.cyclingnews.com/features/carlos-sastre-exclusive-the-forgotten-tour-de-francewinner/ 8 'Former Tour de France winner Carlos Sastre ...

Author: Giles Belbin

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750995382

Category: Sports & Recreation

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The Tour de France is a race like no other, so perhaps it’s no surprise that it attracts racers like no other. The winner of the second Tour actually came fifth – but the four racers before him were disqualified for cheating. The 1932 champion credits his win with saving him from capture by the Nazis, as the soldiers recognised him from the podium. One of Britain’s best cyclists of the modern era only got into European racing by forging an email. Tour de France Champions is a journey to the summit of cycling, looking at those who have taken on the roads and mountains of France to prevail above all others and win cycling’s greatest prize. Giles Belbin presents the stories of all those who have claimed the original and greatest Grand Tour, the one race that still transcends the sport of cycling: the Tour de France.
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Tour De France For Dummies

The Tour de France organization reserves 1,200 rooms every day to provide lodging for the teams and their staff, ... of. champions. Healthy, adequate nutrition is an absolute top requirement to maintain the endurance and stamina ...

Author: Phil Liggett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118070109

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 279

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A plain-English guide to the world's most famous-and grueling-bicycle race Featuring eight-pages of full-color photos from recent Tour de France races, this easy-to-follow, entertaining guide demystifies the history, strategy, rules, techniques, equipment, and competitors in what is arguably the most grueling and intriguing multiday, multistage sporting event in the world. Cowritten by the most popular English-speaking cycling commentator on the planet, this book is great reading for both experienced and the new bicycle racing fans alike.
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Speed Read Tour de France

KEY PERSON Five-time Tour winner Jacques Anquetil was the first rider to truly cash in on his notoriety, earning so much in post-Tour criteriumsthathebought a French château where he entertained guests with Champagne at all-night ...

Author: John Wilcockson

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760364475

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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The essential guide to the Tour de France, Speed Read Tour de France will make you an instant expert on its history, its winners and rivalries, the tactics necessary to win it, and the technology of its bicycles. Le Tour has sometimes been called “chess on wheels” because of the complicated strategies used by the race's 22 teams and 176 riders. This book—written by award-winning cycling journalist John Wilcockson, who has covered the Tour 45 times—will help you understand those tactics, along with informing you about the race’s century-plus history, its famed winners and rivalries, and the technology that has gone into creating the modern racing bicycle and determining how today’s athletes train. Among the questions answered are: Who owns the Tour? How are the course’s 21 stages selected? What are the most famous mountain climbs? How is the overall winner determined? What is a peloton, a soigneur, or an echelon? How big are the prizes? What are time bonuses? Who was the first American to compete in the Tour, and who was the first one to win it? How fast do the racers go down mountain descents? What speeds can the riders reach in sprint finishes? Why are the teams known by the names of their sponsors and not their countries? What do the riders eat, and where do they sleep every night? What are all those motorcycles doing among the cyclists? How do the organizers deal with doping scandals? And is it true that, one year, the top four finishers were all disqualified? You will find the answers to all these questions, and many more, in this informative, beautifully illustrated, fun-to-read book: Speed Read Tour de France.
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What You Need to Know About Tour De France

The 1964 Tour de France win was most notable for Anquetil's Small margin of victory, as he only beat the Second place Raymond Poulidor by 55 seconds. Spectators were energized at the sight of the two of them battling elbow to elbow as ...

Author: Timmy Martinez

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781329659483

Category: Travel

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The Tour de France is an incredibly exciting event that is followed by fans all across the world. However, the Tour de France can also be intimidating to those who aren’t familiar with the sport of cycling, or the race itself. Let’s go over some of the basics, so that you’ll be able to follow this year’s Tour de France with a better understanding of the events taking place! GRAB A COPY TODAY!
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The Tour De France 1903 2003

(8), the USA (7) and Luxembourg (4). But, additionally, as the somewhat intimate gathering of former champions at the presentation of the route of the 2003 Tour demonstrated in November 2002, the number of champions (or heroes) is even ...

Author: Hugh Dauncey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135762391

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

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This book analyses the Tour de France over its long history both as France's most prestigious and famous sporting event and as a European and, increasingly, a world cycling competition. This study provides interdisciplinary and varied perspectives on the sporting, cultural, social, economic and political significance of the Tour within and outside France, giving a comprehensive and authoritative investigation of up-to-the minute thinking on what the Tour means, now and in the past, to competitors, to France, to the French public, to the cultural history of sport, and the sport of cycling itself.
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The Tour de France 1903 2002

(8), the USA (7) and Luxembourg (4). But, additionally, as the somewhat intimate gathering of former champions at the presentation of the route of the 2003 Tour demonstrated in November 2002, the number of champions (or heroes) is even ...

Author: Hugh Dauncy

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0714653624

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 289

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This book analyses the Tour de France over its long history both as France's most prestigious and famous sporting event and as a European and, increasingly, a world cycling competition. This study provides interdisciplinary and varied perspectives on the sporting, cultural, social, economic and political significance of the Tour within and outside France, giving a comprehensive and authoritative investigation of up-to-the minute thinking on what the Tour means, now and in the past, to competitors, to France, to the French public, to the cultural history of sport, and the sport of cycling itself.
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Lance Armstrong

HISTORIC SIX-TIME TOUR DE FRANCE CHAMPION Assessing Armstrong's performance, Gonzalez de Galdeano observed in a Web diary, “In previous Tours he was so superior that the bad days were not noticed.” Next year there should be more serious ...

Author: Austin American-Statesman

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781582619743

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 127

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The retrospective Lance Armstrong: Historic Six-Time Tour De France Champion also details Armstrong's Inspiring fight against cancer, his foundation, and the intense training methods and strong will that have helped turn him into one of America's biggest sports heroes. Full-color photography throughout complements the 128 pages of action-packed stories, making this book a cherished keepsake for all Lance fans!
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Tour de France

Gregory James LeMond was 23 years old and already wearing the world champion's rainbow jersey. So, he was no bit part player. Indeed, Fignon's understudy was so good that he finished his first Tour in third place behind Fignon and ...

Author: Françoise Laget

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781782064152

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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From its humble origins over a century ago to its present day glory, the Tour de France has always been a race that has inspired fascination. The exploits of the riders - Tommy Simpson's death of the slopes of Mont Ventoux, Lance Armstrong's controversial career and Bradley Wiggins' historic win - continue to enthral audiences worldwide. With unequalled access to the race's archives and a chronological approach building to the present day, this beautifully illustrated book commemorates the 100th race in style. The rivalries, passion and drama of the world's greatest cycling challenge are revealed through entertaining and authoritative commentary and breathtaking official photography. Featuring unique race content, route maps, profiles of key riders and a section dedicated to the vital statistics of every race, Tour de France is the definitive account of this historic event.
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The Tour de France

Out of the darkness came a star in the form of Bernard Hinault. 'Le Blaireau' — 'The Badger' — was a leader and a winner from the off: on his debut Tour in 1978, he found time to lead a protest by riders as well as win the yellow jersey ...

Author: Hansford, Paul

Publisher: Hardie Grant Books

ISBN: 9781743580394

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Take journey through The Tour de France – from chequered beginnings to glory days of rivalries and derring-do, and on to the brave new post-Armstrong world. Along the way, meet the larger-than-life personalities that have characterised the race throughout its history, along with their greatest and lowest moments. Peopled by cheats and charmers, through mudslides and melees, requiring equal measures of strength and sneakiness, the Tour de France is the greatest show on two wheels – and has been for over a century. Complete with a handy guide to cycling slang so you don’t crash-out halfway through your Tour-watching, this is a must-read for any seasoned rouleur or wet-behind-the-ears neo-pro. Covering legendary battles in the mountains to sabotage in the peloton, heart-warming cooperation between rivals to drug-addled accidental deaths, no side of this storied race goes unexplored. Paul Hansford has been a sports journalist for over 20 years. He is a contributor to most of the major sports magazines in Europe and is the former editor and regular contributor to FourFourTwo Magazine, the largest soccer magazine in Australia.
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Tour de France

L'Action Francaise, capitalising on the new multinational flavour of the Tour, published special profiles of the French and Italian team captains, Fontan and the campionissimo, Binda. (Campionissimo, 'champion of champions' was coined ...

Author: Graeme Fife

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781780572086

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 608

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In this updated edition of the highly acclaimed Tour de France, Graeme Fife sets the 2015 race in the context of the event's remarkable history, which stretches back to July 1903. Named one of the top 5 sports books of the year by both the Times and the Independent, this meticulously researched guide has a pacy narrative which paints an irresistible portrait of this extraordinary competition and a colourful picture of the men who have given the Tour its enduring universal appeal. Tour de France : The History, The Legend, The Riders is laced with tales of great solo performances, amazing fortitude, terrible misfortune and magnificent triumphs, and will include the stories behind the headlines of the 2015 race.
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