The Treasures of the Tour de France comprises an authoritative narrative account of each major era in the history of the epic race, up to and including the 2007 Tour. The reportage is complemented by features on the superstars and the memorable moments for each of the eras. It also contains 40 facsimile items of sporting memorabilia integrated into the pages of the book. The reader can relive the dramatic events that have entranced the watching millions by holding and examining souvenir brochures, posters, stickers, postcards and items of correspondence. Many of these items are newly researched and previously unpublished.
An illustrated celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Tour de France. TREASURES OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE is a celebration of the 100th edition of the one of the world's most famed annual events. Generally considered to be the greatest test of endurance in the sporting world, the Tour de France covers more than 2200 miles in just over three weeks, climbing high into both the Alps and Pyrenees on a circular journey around France and briefly into neighbouring countries before ending on Paris's iconic Champs-Elysees. This brand new edition, in an exciting new format with new features and stories, comprises an authoritative narrative account of each major era in the sport up to and including the 2012 Tour and items of memorabilia from the past 109 years. There are features on the superstars and the memorable moments for each of the years. It also contains 40 facsimilie items of rare sporting memorabilia from the race archives packaged into six folders. The reader can relive the dramatic events that have entranced the watching millions by holding and examining souvenir brochures, period newspapers, posters, stickers, postcards and items of correspondence from leading figures associated with the epic sports event.
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 2017 Tour - when Britain's Chris Froome joined an elite club of four-time and three-in-a-row winners - 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.
This volume in Carlton’s highly successful Treasures series lovingly celebrates the greatest test of endurance in the sporting world: the Tour de France. With a foreword by Tour legend Bernard Hinault and more than 275 archival photographs, The Official Treasures: Le Tour de France presents an authoritative account of each major era in the sport (including the 2009 Tour), as well as features on the superstars and 40 facsimile items of rare of memorabilia from the past 105 years.
Generally considered the greatest test of endurance in sports, the Tour de France covers more than 2,200 miles in just over three weeks. This lavish, updated history offers brand-new stories, 300 photographs (some dating back to the nineteenth century), features on the superstars, and memorable moments of each era. The images include souvenir brochures, period newspapers, posters, stickers, postcards, and correspondence, plus action shots of the major stars.
At first glance, a Tour de France bike may look a lot like your own bicycle. It might even have the same model name and principal components. But on closer inspection, there are many subtle and pleasing differences which set these high-performance machines apart, thanks to the Tour mechanics working day in and day out at the cutting edge of bicycle technology. The Official Tour de France Bike Maintenance Book goes behind the scenes with the finest professional cycling technicians during the most grueling and high-pressure bike race in the world, sharing exclusive images, in-race stories, and professional tricks of the trade. Practical sections in each chapter explain how to perform essential maintenance tasks and personalize bikes like the pros. Combining intrigue and instruction, and featuring vivid images of classic bikes from the past 75 years of the Tour, this is a fascinating and indispensable guide for both cycling fans and competitors.
The inspiring, against-the-odds story of Gino Bartali, the cyclist who made the greatest comeback in Tour de France history and secretly aided the Italian resistance during World War II Gino Bartali is best known as an Italian cycling legend who not only won the Tour de France twice but also holds the record for the longest time span between victories. In Road to Valor, Aili and Andres McConnon chronicle Bartali’s journey, from an impoverished childhood in rural Tuscany to his first triumph at the 1938 Tour de France. As World War II ravaged Europe, Bartali undertook dangerous activities to help those being targeted in Italy, including sheltering a family of Jews and smuggling counterfeit identity documents in the frame of his bicycle. After the grueling wartime years, the chain-smoking, Chianti-loving, 34-year-old underdog came back to win the 1948 Tour de France, an exhilarating performance that helped unite his fractured homeland. Based on nearly ten years of research, Road to Valor is the first book ever written about Bartali in English and the only book written in any language to explore the full scope of Bartali’s wartime work. An epic tale of courage, resilience, and redemption, it is the untold story of one of the greatest athletes of the twentieth century.
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Having a hard time imagining how you can keep focused and work productively for 30-plus years with only a two or three week vacation a year to break up the monotony? With successful careers in midswing at age 29, David and Susan Wooten decided to quit their jobs and travel. We're Outta Here chronicles their 14 month bicycling and backpacking adventure through 30 countries around the world.
The study of French culture has long ceased to be purely centred on literature. Undergraduate French courses now embrace all forms of cultural production and consumption, and students need to have a broad knowledge of everything from day-time TV and the latest detective novels to debates about national identity and immigration policies. This stimulating text is an introduction to the full range of contemporary French culture. Written by a group of leading academics both within and outside France, each chapter focuses on a topic from the French cultural scene today. Starting with an overview of resources for further information (both in print and online), the text discusses the varied forms of French cultural expression and looks critically at what 'Frenchness' itself means. The book also explores examples of cultural production ranging from sport, media and literature to theatre, cinema, festivals and music. An essential resource for students and scholars alike, this text provides detailed material and analysis, as well as a launch-pad for further study.