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The Official Tour de France Bike Maintenance Book
The Official Tour de France Bike Maintenance Book

The Official Tour de France Bike Maintenance Book

How to Prep Your Bike Like the Pros


208 Pages, 7.5 x 9.5

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $33.95)

Publication Date: May 2019

ISBN 9781629376929

Rights: US & CA

Triumph Books (May 2019)

Price: $24.95


Officially licensed by the organizers of the Tour de France, this manual will attract fans of the event as well as any bike enthusiast looking for tips from cycling's greatest

At first glance, a Tour de France bike may look a lot like your own bicycle. It might even have the same model name and principal components. But on closer inspection, there are many subtle and pleasing differences which set these high-performance machines apart, thanks to the Tour mechanics working day in and day out at the cutting edge of bicycle technology. The Official Tour de France Bike Maintenance Book goes behind the scenes with the finest professional cycling technicians during the most grueling and high-pressure bike race in the world, sharing exclusive images, in-race stories, and professional tricks of the trade. Practical sections in each chapter explain how to perform essential maintenance tasks and personalize bikes like the pros. Everything from vital checks and regular adjustments to small but telling detailing jobs are covered. Combining intrigue and instruction, and featuring vivid images of classic bikes from the past 75 years of the Tour, this is a fascinating and indispensable guide for both cycling fans and competitors.

Author Biography

Luke Edwardes-Evans is a UK-based journalist who regularly contributes articles to Cycling Weekly. He is the coauthor (with Serge Laget) of the bestselling Official Treasures of the Tour de France as well as Le Tour de France: The Official History. He lives in Tonbridge, in Kent, a short hop from France.

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