Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Tour de France: Inside Story The Tour de France is the greatest bike race in the world, but it began as a humble promotional gimmick for a floundering newspaper. More than 100 years later the Tour still captivates the world and is broadcast to over 180 countries. How did a few men looking for some way to save their struggling business become masters of a giant, successful enterprise? Les Woodland tells the inside story of the Tour de France through the prism of the men who started the it, and those who now run it. As he explores the creation and evolution of the Tour, he never runs out of those fascinating illustrative tales that make his books impossible to put down. This book was originally published in a slightly altered form in 2009 as "Tourmen: The Men Who Made the Tour de France". It has been updated to reflect the events that have happened since the original publication. About the author: Les Woodland has been cycling for 50 years and has been writing about cycling since 1965, when he wrote his first reports for the British publication "Cycling". Since then he has been a prolific contributor to newspapers, magazines and radio stations in the U.K. and Belgium. Mr. Woodland, who currently lives in France, speaks several of the languages of cycling: English, Dutch and French. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: The Tour de France is the greatest bike race in the world, but it began as a humble promotional gimmick for a floundering newspaper. More than 100 years later the Tour still captivates the world and is broadcast to over 180 countries. How did a few men looking for some way to save their struggling business become masters of a giant, successful enterprise? To learn the answer Les Woodland examines the race through the prism of the men who started Tour de France, and those who now run it. As he explores the creation and evolution of the Tour, he never runs out of those fascinating illustrative tales that make his books impossible to put down.
From the Publisher: TOURMEN: TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction
Part One: Départ Fictif One: A Funny Thing Happened at the Bike Track Two: The Barnum of Cycling Three: A Private War
Part Two: Départ Réel One: You Go Instead, Petit Géo... Two: Who Are You, Henri Desgrange? Three: A Stern Father Four: You Are But Mere Babies Five: Les Forcats de la Route Six: The Swoop of the Kingfisher Seven: My Race Has Been Won by a Corpse
Part Three: Echappée Matinale One: An Era Dawns Two: Foreigners Abroad Three: The People's Race Four: Tour of Dreams Five: The Enigma of 1940
Part Four: La Chasse One: Out of the Shadows Two: The Fabulous Fifties Three: The War of the Gods Four: The I of the Needle Five: Everyone Takes Something Six: My Sponsor Right or Wrong
Part Five: Flamme Rouge One: The Eagle Has Landed Two: Welcome to My World Three: Mr Smiley, Mr Grumpy, Mr Cheat
Part Six: L'arrivée One: Into the Future Two: ...Darkly Three: The Lone Star State Four: The Leader of the Pack Five: Shooting Stars Six: English Not Spoken Here Seven: English Most Definitely Spoken Here Eight: Under New Management
Part Seven: Le roi est mort, vive le roi!
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