Author(s): Peter Cossins
Published to mark the 100th anniversary of the Tour de France, this is a lavish and unique guide to the world's most famous and most fiercely contested race. At its heart is 100 key moments from the history of the Tour, represented by an artwork of part, or all, of a stage. From these radiate different stories and pieces of information that build to tell the complete story of the race through its most seminal moments. It makes the book visually stunning, narratively fascinating and comprehensive. No other book on the Tour tells the history in such a unique and beautiful way. There's also a complete gazetteer section detailing the route and winners of every Tour and a narrative front section that contains profiles and bizarre stories and myths that surround the race. Sumptuous and inspiring, this book is a fitting celebration of such a prestigious sporting event.
Cycling has never been more popular and membership to British Cycling has increased by 100% since 2008. 13% of adults travel by bike at least weekly (Department for Transport) Lance Armstrong's autobiography sold over 440,000 copies in the UK Trade with In Search of Robert Millar achieving in excess of 20,000 copies (TCM figures).
Peter Cossins is a freelance cycling journalist and former editor of Procycling Magazine. He edited the Official Tour de France guide for the magazine, has been writing and reporting on cycling for over 20 years and has worked on every Tour during that time. Isabel Best is a British writer living in Paris. She writes on French sport, food, culture and fashion and regularly contributes to the Financial Times, Procycling, Elle and the Independent on Sunday. Chris Sidwells is a best-selling author, journalist, photographer and broadcaster, reporting on every aspect of cycling and fitness. His work has featured in Cycle Sport, Cycling Weekly, Men's Fitness and GQ and he is the author of Cyclosportive, A Race for Madmen and Complete Bike Book.
Introduction We're on dynamite - stories and profiles of the men who made Le Tour The 100 greatest moments - a unique visual guide to the most seminal stages The atlas of Le Tour - a gazetteer of all 100 Tours