The Tour de France is a cycling race that has taken place in France for many years. It starts in different places each year, but always ends in Paris. Cycling enthusiasts will be happy to know that there are many books available to read up on the history of the race, and many of the most well known cyclists that have competed in it.
The first book is called ” We might as Well Win: On the Road to Success. It is written by Johan Bruyneel, Bill Strickland, and has an introduction by Lance Armstrong. It is available at Albiris for the price of $6.35.
This book goes behind the scenes and inside the mind of Johan Bruyneel, said to be the most successful team director in cycling history. He is also said to be strategist, confidant, motivator, and coach behind Lance Armstrong’s amazing success.
Secondly is a book called ” Lance Armstrong’s War: One Man’s battle against Fate, Fame, Love, Death”…It is available at Albiris for the price from $1.99 up to $3.99. It is written by Daniel Coyle. It covers a time span from 2004, when Lance Armstrong was on the verge of his sixth straight victory in the Tour de France. Mr. Armstrong did an interview with the author, speaking of his life, including being a rebellious teen, to his career, and his bout and battle with with testicular cancer in 1996.
Thirdly is “French Revolutions: Cycling the Tour de France”, by Tim Moore. It is available at Albiris.com. It is priced from $1.98 up to $8.90. This book is about the determination of the author, who decides to tackle the physical challenge’s found during the Tour de France. Mr. Moore, an amateur, decides to complete all 2,256 miles of the Tour de France before the professionals set off in the actual race. It is said to be a comic depiction of how to exceed your limits.
The fourth book is called “Positively False:The Real Story of How I won the Tour de France”, written by Floyd Landis and Loren Mooney. It is available at Albiris.com, and is priced from $1.99 up to $3.99.
Mr. Landis, a competitor in the Tour de France, was accused of using the banned substance called Testosterone. He denied the allegations all along, stating that his testosterone levels had always been high, and that his body simply produced an unusually high amount of the hormone. Mr.Landis won the 2006 Tour de France , but was stripped of the title.In this book, he provides what he states is irrefutable evidence to clear his name and also details the fascinating ups and downs of his life and career.
Fifth is the book called ” Tour Fever: The Armchair Cyclist’s Guide to the Tour de France”. It is written by J P Partland, and if available at Albiris.com for the price of $1.99.
This book is said to be written for anyone that is new to the Tour de France, and would like to understand the fundamentals of the race. It states that even couch potatoes can become experts, using this simple and easy to understand book on the Tour de France.It includes the history, strategy, stages, scoring, and stars of this annual sporting event.
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