Le Tour de France is the official publication on the history of the event, written in association with Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) by three experts. It is a celebration of one of the world's most famed annual events, which is generally considered the greatest test of endurance in the sporting world.
This brand new edition comprises an authoritative narrative account of each major era up to and including the 2018 Tour - when Welshman Geraint Thomas became the third British rider to win - with more than 300 photographs, some dating back to the nineteenth century. There are features on the superstars and memorable moments for each era. The photos include souvenir brochures, period newspapers, posters, stickers, postcards and items of correspondence, together with action shots of all the major stars both in the saddle and associated with what is universally known as Le Tour.
Serge Laget has followed the Tour since 1954 when, aged seven, he watched the peloton ride through his native Cevennes region of southern France. As a journalist he has covered the race for L'Equipe - France's leading sports newspaper - for more than 30 years and also written numerous Tour-related books. Luke Edwardes-Evans is a freelance writer who regularly contributes articles to Cycling Weekly. He is the co-author (with Serge Laget) of Carlton Books' best-selling Official Treasures of the Tour de France. He lives in Tonbridge, in Kent, a short hop from France. Andy McGrath is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly and Cycle Sport magazines. He has covered the Tour de France, Tour of Italy and the sport's big one-day Classics. .