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Roule Britannia: Great Britain and the Tour de France
 

Roule Britannia: Great Britain and the Tour de France (Paperback)

By Fotheringham, William

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For the first time, a team of British cyclists took part in the Tour de France, the most gruelling event in all of sport. Today, the Tour has become part of the British sporting calendar.

ISBN 9781787290471
Barcode 9781787290471
Published 20 June 2019 by Vintage
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781787290471
ISBN-10 1787290476
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Yellow Jersey Press
Publication Date 20 June 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Fotheringham, William
Category Biography & Autobiography: Sport
Cycling
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 332g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Tour de France Bicycle race - History, Cyclists - Great Britain
NBS Text Biography: Sport
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 796.620944
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Fifty years ago, ten Britons crossed the Channel and made history. For the first time, a team of British cyclists took part in the Tour de France, the most gruelling event in all of sport. Only two of those riders completed that 1955 race; only one British newspaper bothered to send a correspondent. Today, the Tour has become part of the British sporting calendar. Men such as Tom Simpson, Robert Millar and Chris Boardman have written their names into the record books alongside the sport's acknowledged greats. In Roule Britannia, William Fotheringham, acclaimed biographer of Tom Simson, gives us the definitive account of British cycling's achievements in the Tour, through exclusive interviews with and profiles of all those who have completed the event. From Brian Robinson to David Millar, Roule Britannia celebrates a nation's half-century-long affair with the greatest race of all...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Brilliant...tells each story with passion and sensitivity * Sunday Times * Painstakingly resarched...a fascinating insight * Independent * Highly readable * Daily Mail *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

William Fotheringham writes for the Guardian and Observer on cycling and rugby. A racing cyclist and launch editor of procycling and Cycle Sport magazines, he has reported on over twenty Tours de France. He is the number one bestselling author of Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike and is the critically lauded author of Fallen Angel, Roule Britannia, and Put Me Back on My Bike, which Velo magazine called 'The best cycling biography ever written.

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