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The Mountains of the Tour de France


160 Pages, 8.75 x 11.08

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $39.95 (US $39.95)

Publication Date: May 2007

ISBN 9781892495525

Rights: US

Van der Plas/Cycle Publishing (May 2007)

Price: $39.95


The mountain stages is where the real battles of the Tour de France are won and lost. Besides, the mountains make the most dramatic backdrops for those battles.This book takes a look at the long history of mountain stages in the Tour and the important role they've played in the careers of the eventual Tour winners.The book is illustrated with 130 historic photographs printed in duotone.

Author Biography

Richard Yates is a bicycle sports writer who has reported on the sport for many years for various English- and French-language publications. His book Mr. Jacques, about the life of France's cycling legend Jacques Anquetil, was published in 2001.