Tour Within The Tour de France: Essays from the great race, 1997-2011

The Tour de France is the world’s finest bike race. The fastest and most savvy rider wins the race with the help of his teammates and a good share of luck.

Image © Michael Kahn

But as the historic event weaves its way through the French countryside and into the thin air of the Alps and Pyrenees, a lot happens away from the intrigue of the competition.

Witnessing Lance Armstrong, Alberto Contador dominate the peloton, watching the sportsmanship of Bradley Wiggins or the showmanship and determination of riders like Thomas Voeckler and Peter Sagan is sport at its finest.

But for all of riders’ misfortunes, every perfectly timed finish-line sprint and all the cyclists’ attacks on steep climbs, so too are there many fleeting, yet memorable human-interest moments at the Tour de France.

And thus, the e-book The Tour Within The Tour De France. It’s a collection of vignettes from my more than decade of attending the race, 1997-2011.

Quaint villages to mountaintops, cafes to rental cars, there’s more about the Tour de France away from the competition than there is in the peloton.

The Tour Within The Tour de France is an 88-page ebook (priced at $4.99) and available only as a downloadable ebook.

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Tour Within The Tour de France



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