Le Tour de France: The Official History

Luke Edwardes-Evans (Author) Serge Laget (Author)
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Filled with features and fabulous images, this official celebration of the famed Tour de France is now updated to include the 2017 race!

Generally considered the greatest test of endurance in sports, the Tour de France covers more than 2,200 miles in just over three weeks, climbing high into both the Alps and Pyrenees before ending on Paris's iconic Champs-Élysées. This updated edition, with brand-new features and stories, gives an authoritative account of each major era up to and including the 2017 Tour--when Britain's Chris Froome joined an elite club of four-time and three-in-a-row winners. In addition to more than 300 photographs, some dating back to the nineteenth century, there are features on the superstars, coverage of memorable moments in every era, thrilling action shots, and pictures of souvenir brochures, period newspapers, posters, stickers, postcards, and letters will engross every fan of the sport.

Product Details

$29.95  $27.55
Carlton Books
Publish Date
May 01, 2018
9.9 X 0.7 X 11.2 inches | 2.5 pounds
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About the Author

Serge Laget has followed the Tour since 1954 when, aged seven, he watched the peloton ride through his native Cévennes region of southern France. As a journalist he has covered the race for L'Équipe--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 coauthor (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.