Legends of the Tour (Paperback)
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Paperback 160 Pages
Published: 05/06/2014
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Frame by glorious frame, this beautiful graphic novel captures the essence of the Tour de France – the grit and the glory. Since Maurice Garin's inugural victory in 1903, hundreds of thousands of kilometers have been covered in pursuit of the yellow jersey and few of them have been without incident or drama. Here are the Tour's legends: Eugene Christophe welding his bicycle back together at the foot of the Pyrenees in 1913; Bartali V Coppi, 1949; Poulidor shoulder-to-shoulder with Anquetil on the Puy de Dome, 1964; Tommy Simpson's death on Ventoux, 1967; Lance Armstrong's domination and disgrace; finishing with Bradley Wiggins' and Chris Froome's victories back-to-back victories for Britain in 2012 and 2013.

'Oh what a fantastic book this is. Not only is it a wonderfully concise history of the Tour, it is quite ravishing to behold. I adored it.' Observer.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781781859995
Number of pages: 160
Dimensions: 260 x 190 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

If you're a cycling fan it is a unique and illuminating ride - Sport

Takes in all the major incidents from Garin's win in 1903 to Froome in 2013 - Shortlist

This exquisite comic book will convert you overnight to the cause of the yellow jersey... a cycling equivalent of Chariots of Fire... Not only is it a wonderfully concise history of the Tour, its competitors' stoicism and skullduggery displayed to compelling effect, it is quite ravishing to behold. I adored it' - Observer

Cleijne reinvents the history of the Tour de France as a graphic novel. It brilliantly, often darkly conveys the highs and lows of the greatest sporting event in the world - Independent, Books of the Year

A book so gorgeous, it deserves to be put on display as it were an illuminated manuscript - Observer, Books of the Year

Quite unlike any other history of the Tour de France, and all the better for it - ride.cc

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“Stunning visual history of the Tour de France”

This book tells the history of the Tour de France in a way no other book has, thanks to Cleijne‘s amazing artwork. Among the legends that we get to see is Eugene Christophe, who became the first wearer of the iconic... More

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“Legends of the Tour”

From the first tour in 1903, all the greats are here, like Anquetil, Merckz, and Indurain, up to the present day with Wiggins and Froome. And of course, as well as all the legends there's also the odd villain... More

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“Legends of the Tour”

I absolutely love this graphic history of the Tour de France. Jan Cleijne’s sublime art evolves with the Tour so that each chapter perfectly reflects the time and mood of the particular race that it covers. Cleijne... More

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