Great Britain and the Tour de France
The latest addition to Yellow Jersey's cycling list, from acclaimed author William Fotheringham
Fifty years ago, ten Britons crossed the Channel and made history. For the first time, a team of British cyclists took part in the Tour de France, the most gruelling event in all of sport. Only two of those riders completed that 1955 race; only one British newspaper bothered to send a correspondent. Today, the Tour has become part of the British sporting calendar. Men such as Tom Simpson, Robert Millar and Chris Boardman have written their names into the record books alongside the sport's acknowledged greats.
In Roule Britannia, William Fotheringham, acclaimed biographer of Tom Simson, gives us the definitive account of British cycling's achievements in the Tour, through exclusive interviews with and profiles of all those who have completed the event. From Brian Robinson to David Millar, Roule Britannia celebrates a nation's half-century-long affair with the greatest race of all...
“Brilliant...tells each story with passion and sensitivity”
“Painstakingly resarched...a fascinating insight”
“William Fothering's book is painstakingly researched and gives a fascinating insight into the workings of the Tour.”