Speed Read Tour de France: The History, Strategies, and Intrigue Behind the World's Greatest Bicycle Race
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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.
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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.