Legends of the Tour

425,691 kilometres of grit and glory...

100 years of mountain blizzards and scorching sun...

Golden legends and dark tales...

This is the story of the Tour de France as you have never seen it before.

Frame by glorious frame, Legends of the Tour captures the essence of the world's greatest race - the grit and the glory, the agony and the ecstasy.

Since Maurice Garin's inaugural victory in 1903, hundreds of thousands of kilometres have been covered in pursuit of the yellow jersey and few of them have been without incident or drama. Here are the Tour's legends: Eugene Christophe welding his bicycle back together at the foot of the Pyrenees in 1913; Bartali versus Coppi, 1949; Poulidor shoulder-to-shoulder with Anquetil on the Puy de Dôme, 1964; Tommy Simpson's tragic death on Mont Ventoux, 1967; Eddy Merckx's insatiable appetite for victory, Hinault and Zoetemelk head-to-head on the Champs-Élysées, 1979; Lance Armstrong's fall from grace; and, of course, Bradley Wiggins' and Chris Froome's back-to-back victories for Britain in 2012 and 2013.

With a keen eye for detail and a strong sense of drama, Jan Cleijne has created a unique fusion of passion and art, confirming what we have always known: that the world's most arduous race is also its most spectacular
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About Book

Page Count

162 Pages

Digital Release Date

January 14 2015

Age Rating

All Ages

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