Legends of the Tour: The Hottest, Toughest and Fastest Riders of This Decade

Legends of the Tour: The Hottest, Toughest and Fastest Riders of This Decade

By: Phil Liggett (foreword_author)Hardback

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This book is a colourful, insightful and affectionate portrait of the Tour de France. A selection of cycling writers share their thoughts on different aspects of the tour: from it's current crop of great riders, brilliant climbers, those older riders soon to retire or that have recently retired from the Tour to the young up-and-comers, then the contests and rivalries and the top British and Australians in the Tour. Packed with information and portraits it is a landmark volume, essential for all Tour de France fans. Lavishly designed and illustrated. No EU Toy Safety hazard warning applicable.

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About Author

Alex Hinds: A television presenter, writer and commentator for Australia's free-to-air SBS TV and Cycling Central website, he is part of the Tour de France SBS TV broadcasting team. Ellis Bacon: An English journalist and author, Ellis contributes to a variety of cycling magazines and has written a number of books on the sport, which include Mapping Le Tour and co-editing the Cycling Anthology series. His latest book, Great British Cycling, traces the history of bike racing in Britain from 1868 to the present day. Felix Lowe: An English cycling writer and author of 'Climbs and Punishment: Riding to Rome in the Footsteps of Hannibal', he has covered the major races in the pro calendar for Eurosport for the past decade. He is a contributor and 'Last Gasp' columnist at Cyclist, and writes for The Roar, Cycle Sport and The Telegraph. His Eurosport blog is the popular Blazin' Saddles. Jonathan Lovelock: A recently-retired Australian pro-cyclist and journalist. He has has ridden for the Australian National Team as well as pro teams Avanti Racing and Marco Polo. He has written for Cyclingnews.com, RIDE Cycling Review, Cyclingtips.com and worked with FoxSports' Tour de France broadcast team. Daniel Friebe: An English writer on pro cycling since 2000, he is now Procycling's roving European editor and a veteran of 14 Tours de France. He is also author of four books on cycling and he collaborated with Mark Cavendish on his two bestselling biographies. Anthony Tan: A cycling analyst for SBS Television and its Cycling Central website, he is also a columnist for Bicycling Australia, and has contributed to VeloNews, Cyclingnews, Procycling and The Cycling Anthology. He is also a guest speaker on ABC's Grandstand radio show. Reece Homfray: Reece is a full-time Australian sports journalist with News Corp and has a passion for cycling. He collaborated with Stuart O'Grady to produce Stuart's bestselling biography Battle Scars.


Legends of the Tour is a dynamic, insightful and affectionate portrait of the Tour de France, the world's most famous cycling race. A selection of international cycling writers share their views on different aspects of the tour, including the race courses, famous rivalries, and its crop of great riders - from the brilliant climbers of today to the young, up-andcoming athletes, as well as legendary riders and those recently retired from their beloved sport. Packed with informative details and thoughtful observations, alongside lavish full-colour photography and portraits, Legends of the Tour is a landmark volume, essential for all Tour de France fans.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/06/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781743790489
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781743790489
  • weight: 1040
  • ISBN10: 1743790481

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