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Tour de France/Tour de Force Updated and Revised 100-Year Anniversary Edition by James Startt (2003)

$5.99

Paperback in Very Good (VG) condition. Pages clean and straight. 

To celebrate the 100th Tour de France anniversary in 2003, we ve fully updated and reissued Tour de France/Tour de Force in paperback. Arranged chronologically and illustrated with hundreds of photographs dating back to the first race in 1903, Tour de France/Tour de Force offers a one-of-a-kind look at the Tour s history. Tour insider James Startt shares stories of ingenuity (when Francois Faber s chain broke in the last kilometer of the 1909 Tour, he simply ran his bike across the finish line), tragedy (Tom Simpson collapsing and dying on the climb up Mont Ventoux in 1967), and triumph (Lance Armstrong s first of four consecutive victories after his battle with cancer victories that created a huge upsurge of interest in the sport). With an introduction by three-time Tour winner Greg LeMond, Tour de France/Tour de Force is the perfect way for fans everywhere to revel in the greatest bike race on earth.