Legends of the Tour: The hottest, toughest and fastest riders of this decade


This book is a colourful, insightful and affectionate portrait of the Tour de France. A selection of cycling writers share their thoughts on different aspects of the tour: from it’s current crop of great riders, brilliant climbers, those older riders soon to retire or that have recently retired from the Tour to the young up-and-comers, then the contests and rivalries and the top British and Australians in the Tour. Packed with information and portraits it is a landmark volume, essential for all Tour de France fans. Lavishly designed and illustrated.


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ISBN:

9781743790489

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

224

Dimensions:

24cm x 20cm

Weight:

1040g

RRP:

$45.00

Category:

Sport

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 June 2015

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Alex Hinds

Alex Hinds is a a television presenter, writer and commentator for Australia's free-to-air SBS TV and Cycling Central website, he is part of the Tour de France SBS TV broadcasting team. Ellis Bacon: An English journalist and author, Ellis contributes to a variety of cycling magazines and has written a number of books on the sport, which include Mapping Le Tour and co-editing the Cycling Anthology series. His latest book, Great British

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Felix Lowe

Felix Lowe is an English cycling writer and author of 'Climbs and Punishment: Riding to Rome in the Footsteps of Hannibal', he has covered the major races in the pro calendar for Eurosport for the past decade. He is a contributor and 'Last Gasp' columnist at Cyclist, and writes for The Roar, Cycle Sport and The Telegraph. His Eurosport blog is the popular Blazin' Saddles.

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Anthony Tan

Anthony Tan is a cycling analyst for SBS Television and its Cycling Central website, he is also a columnist for Bicycling Australia, and has contributed to VeloNews, Cyclingnews, Procycling and The  Cycling Anthology. He is also a guest speaker on ABC's Grandstand radio show.

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Daniel Friebe

Daniel Friebe is an English writer on pro cycling since 2000, he is now Procycling's roving European editor and a veteran of 14 Tours de France. He is also author of four books on cycling and he collaborated with Mark Cavendish on his two bestselling biographies. 

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Reece Homfray

Reece Homfray: Reece is a full-time Australian sports journalist with News Corp and has a passion for cycling. He collaborated with Stuart O'Grady to produce Stuart's bestselling biography Battle Scars.

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Jonathan Lovelock

Jonathan Lovelock: A recently-retired Australian pro-cyclist and journalist. He has has ridden for the Australian National Team as well as pro teams Avanti Racing and Marco Polo. He has written for Cyclingnews.com, RIDE Cycling Review, Cyclingtips.com and worked with FoxSports' Tour de France broadcast team. 

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Ellis Bacon

Ellis Bacon: An English journalist and author, Ellis contributes to a variety of cycling magazines and has written a number of books on the sport, which include Mapping Le Tour and co-editing the Cycling Anthology series. His latest book, Great British Cycling, traces the history of bike racing in Britain from 1868 to the present day.