Legends of the Tour

Legends of the Tour

Non-Fiction, Sport, Cycling
Paperback Published on: 05/06/2014
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Legends of the Tour
Stunning visual history of the Tour de France
This book tells the history of the Tour de France in a way no other book has, thanks to Cleijne‘s amazing artwork. Among the legends that we get to see is ... READ MORE
Simon K Lloyd
Legends of the Tour
Legends of the Tour
From the first tour in 1903, all the greats are here, like Anquetil, Merckz, and Indurain, up to the present day with Wiggins and Froome. And of course, as... READ MORE
Richard Keay
Legends of the Tour
Legends of the Tour
I absolutely love this graphic history of the Tour de France. Jan Cleijne’s sublime art evolves with the Tour so that each chapter perfectly reflects the t... READ MORE
Erin Britton


Frame by glorious frame, this beautiful graphic novel captures the essence of the Tour de France – the grit and the glory. Since Maurice Garin's inugural victory in 1903, hundreds of thousands of kilometers have been covered in pursuit of the yellow jersey and few of them have been without incident or drama. Here are the Tour's legends: Eugene Christophe welding his bicycle back together at the foot of the Pyrenees in 1913; Bartali V Coppi, 1949; Poulidor shoulder-to-shoulder with Anquetil on the Puy de Dome, 1964; Tommy Simpson's death on Ventoux, 1967; Lance Armstrong's domination and disgrace; finishing with Bradley Wiggins' and Chris Froome's victories back-to-back victories for Britain in 2012 and 2013. 'Oh what a fantastic book this is. Not only is it a wonderfully concise history of the Tour, it is quite ravishing to behold. I adored it.' Observer.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781781859995
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Dimensions: 260 x 190 mm

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