The Official History of the Tour de France
By Luke Edwardes-Evans (Author), Serge Laget (Author), Andy McGrath (Author), Bernard Hinault (Foreword)
Generally considered the greatest test of endurance in sports, the Tour de France covers more than 2,200 miles in just over three weeks, climbing high into both the Alps and Pyrenees before ending on Paris’s iconic Champs-Élysées. This lavish, updated history of the popular event offers brand-new stories, as well as 300 photographs, some dating back to the nineteenth century, and features on the superstars and memorable moments of each era. The images include souvenir brochures, period newspapers, posters, stickers, postcards, and correspondence, along with action shots of all the major stars.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Serge Laget has covered the race for L’Équipe—France’s leading sports newspaper—for more than 30 years, and also written numerous Tour-related books.
Luke Edwardes-Evans, a cycling journalist for more than 20 years—with Cycling Weekly, Winning Bicycle Racing Illustrated, and Cycle Sport—has also edited dozens of Tour race guides.
Andy McGrath is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly and Cycle Sport magazines. He has covered the Tour de France, Tour of Italy, and the sport’s big one-day Classics.