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Legends of the Tour, by Jan Cleijne
Title: Legends of the Tour Author: Jan Cleijne Publisher: Head of Zeus Year: 2014 Pages: 160 Order: Head of Zeus What it is: A bande dessinA©e take on the history of the Tour de France, telling its story through a selection of the Tour's high and low points Strengths: It's the history of the Tour as you've never seen it before, Jan Cleijne's ... (more)
Reckless, by Alasdair Fotheringham
Perhaps more remembered for the Tour he lost than the Tour he won , Luis OcaA a was described by Eddy Merckx as his "most dangerous rival."
A Clean Break, by Christophe Bassons
Title: A Clean Break - My Story Author: Christophe Bassons Publisher: Bloomsbury Year: 2014 Order: Bloomsbury What it is: Christophe Bassons's 2000 memoir Positif updated, expanded and finally published in English Strengths: Eloquent and thoughful Weaknesses: Somewhat bleak It took Lance Armstrong 5,492.27 minutes to win the 1999 Tour de France .
The Race To Truth, by Emma O'Reilly
Emma O'Reilly's account of the price she paid for blowing the whistle on her experience of cycling's doping culture.
The Loyal Lieutenant, by George Hincapie
Title: The Loyal Lieutenant - My Story - Leading Out Lance and Pushing Through The Pain on the Rocky Road to Paris Author: George Hincapie Publisher: HarperSport Year: 2014 Pages: 299 Order: HarperCollins What it is: The autobiography of Big George Strengths: It's Big George Weaknesses: It's an autobiography that doesn't even capture the voice of ... (more)
The cyclist chased by a lion
Next weekend, elite cyclists from around the world will race in Yorkshire in the Grand Depart of the Tour de France.