The History, The Legend, The Riders
The remarkable history of the Tour de France - including all the action from the 2015 race - this is a must-read for all cycling and sports enthusiasts.
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.
“A complex picture of what one of the world's great sporting events feels like from the inside.”
“This is a beast of a book which teems with energy.”
“Fife has an infectious enthusiasm for the Tour and it shows in every sentence. This is a difficult book to put down.”