Tour De France 100: A Photographic History of the World's Greatest Race Info

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Moore, Richard

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Reviews for Tour De France 100: A Photographic History of the World's Greatest Race:

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Nov 29, 2015

WARNING: readers are strongly encouraged to bring along a bib to wipe away the frequent drool that this book is sure to induce. With 2013 marking the 100th outing of the tarnished TdF*, sportswriter/journalist Moores panoramic book brightly delivers a century full of the glory and infamy that surrounds this famed race. Older images include first-time winner Maurice Garin (disqualified in 1904 for cheating) and scores of others riding fixed-gear bikes up the Alps and Pyrenees; more recent, WARNING: readers are strongly encouraged to bring along a bib to wipe away the frequent drool that this book is sure to induce. With 2013 marking the 100th outing of the tarnished TdF*, sportswriter/journalist Moore’s panoramic book brightly delivers a century full of the glory and infamy that surrounds this famed race. Older images include first-time winner Maurice Garin (disqualified in 1904 for cheating) and scores of others riding fixed-gear bikes up the Alps and Pyrenees; more recent, eye-popping shots feature Armstrong et al. Along the way Moore features legends Eddy Merckz, Miguel Indurain, Greg LeMond, and Bernard “The Badger” Hinault in fine photos that capture the spirit of this race: struggle, crowds, diabolical road conditions, and chaos. Readers are also treated to passages featuring colorful Tour characters like “The Hobgoblin” Jean Robic, Laurent “The Professor” Fignon and Charly “Angel of the Mountains” Gaul. Early on Moore points out the Tour’s enormous economic stakes and the resultant propensity of athletes to cheat. VERDICT Any dude who is even remotely interested in the Tour and who also might enjoy spending time on the couch with beer/coffee/seltzer /kefir avoiding chores is susceptible to this book’s ample charms.

2013's stage started in Corsica (yay Marcel Kittel in the stage that will be remembered for the Orica GreenEdge bus becoming wedged across the finish line with riders fast approaching), it will wind up on the Champs de Elysee at the end of the month.

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Jun 30, 2015

Excellent photo history of the TdF, great way to get in the mood for the prologue this weekend!
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Feb 21, 2016

Wonderful look into the history of the greatest cycling race of all time. Loved the old photographs, seeing the road conditions and what the riders had to endure. Loved the history of the race.

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