Author(s): Graeme Fife
In this updated edition of the highly acclaimed "Tour de France", Fife sets the 2008 race in the context of the event's remarkable history, which began in July 1903. Combining meticulous research with a pacey narrative style, Fife penetrates the mystique of the race and paints a colourful picture of the men whose exploits have given the Tour an enduring universal appeal. With tales of great solo rides, amazing fortitude, terrible misfortune and triumph, it is the definitive account of this extraordinary competition and has been named one of the top-five sports books of the year by both "The Independent" and "The Times".
Graeme Fife is a full-time writer who has worked much in radio and written a number of books, including Inside the Peloton and The Beautiful Machine. A keen cyclist, he has ridden all the celebrated cols of Tour legend.