The destination for history

Tour de France Champions

By Giles Belbin

9780750992008

ISBN: 9780750992008

Published: 01-05-2020


Tour de France Champions

By Giles Belbin

ISBN: 9780750992008

Published: 01-05-2020

About This Book

The Tour de France has long been cycling’s most famous and important race; from Maurice Garin’s win in 1903 through to today’s British domination of the race, the roads and mountains of France have played host to an annual celebration of sporting endeavour. In this new book, cycling writer Giles Belbin has gathered together the gripping stories of the champions who triumphed and themselves became a part of the Tour’s rich history. Discover the rider who won the Tour despite finishing fifth, the national idol who was shot dead by his lover with the gun his wife had used to commit suicide, and the Italian winner who helped Jewish families by smuggling papers during war-time training rides.

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