Tour Fever: The Armchair Cyclists Guide to the Tour de France J.P. Partland

ISBN: 9780399532559

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224 pages


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Tour Fever: The Armchair Cyclists Guide to the Tour de France  by  J.P. Partland

Tour Fever: The Armchair Cyclists Guide to the Tour de France by J.P. Partland
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Now every reader can understand the je ne sais quoi that has made the Tour de France a cultural phenomenon.Even couch potatoes can become experts on the Tour de France with this comprehensive, user-friendly guide that includes the history,MoreNow every reader can understand the je ne sais quoi that has made the Tour de France a cultural phenomenon.Even couch potatoes can become experts on the Tour de France with this comprehensive, user-friendly guide that includes the history, strategy, stages, scoring, and stars of this annual sporting event.

Readers can get in the saddle and learn:- The varied stages from snaky time trials to killer mountain stages- Team strategies-and the role each team member plays- How the Tour is scored- What the Yellow, Green, White, and Polka-Dot jerseys represent- The meaning of peloton, tifosi, mountain goats,- hot spots, and flamme rouge- The characteristics of a racer, whether a patron or domestique-and the real reasons racers shave their legs- How riders eat, drink, change clothes, and heed the call of nature without getting off their bikes- How to follow the Tour online, on TV, in the papers, and in person



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