The Tour

Author: Dave Shields
Publisher: DaveShields.com
ISBN: 9780974849218
Format: PDF
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Cyclist Ben Barnes continues his quest to win the Tour de France in this sequel to "The Race." Despite his attempts to distance himself from the traditional political maneuvering, Ben falls victim to the repercussions associated with his success.

The Tour de France 1903 2002

Author: Hugh Dauncy
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780714653624
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book analyses the Tour de France over its long history both as France's most prestigious and famous sporting event and as a European and, increasingly, a world cycling competition. This study provides interdisciplinary and varied perspectives on the sporting, cultural, social, economic and political significance of the Tour within and outside France, giving a comprehensive and authoritative investigation of up-to-the minute thinking on what the Tour means, now and in the past, to competitors, to France, to the French public, to the cultural history of sport, and the sport of cycling itself.

The Tour de France

Author: Christopher S. Thompson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520247604
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A close-up history of the world's most famous bicycle race traces the evolution of the Tour de France from its inception in 1903 to the present day, bringing together the observations of tour organizers, racers, politicians, fans, and others to describe the event and its popularity, as well as current issues surrounding claims of doping by seven-time champion Lance Armstrong.

The Tour

Author: Denise Scott
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
ISBN: 1742738443
Format: PDF, Kindle
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‘I’d always thought spiritual enlightenment would involve candles, meditative music and maybe even a happy faced person wearing an orange robe banging a gong occasionally. Never in my wildest imaginings did I expect it would happen when I was on all fours vomiting my guts out beside a sugar cane field in far north Queensland on Mother’s Day.’ And so begins Denise Scott’s riotous memoir about growing up in Greensborough, not-shagging Robbie Buckle, and finding Mr Right – before realising, belatedly, that he wasn’t. And how hard her mother worked to make things ordinary in the face of Denise’s desire to be anything but. On The Tour, Denise once again charms readers with her always honest and never-less-than-hilarious appraisal of life in all its facets, revealing how one of our favourite stand-up comics got to be the woman she is. (Thanks in no small part to her mum.)

BECOMING

Author: Michelle Obama
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641227321
Format: PDF, Docs
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Die kraftvolle und inspirierende Autobiografie der ehemaligen First Lady der USA Michelle Obama ist eine der überzeugendsten und beeindruckendsten Frauen der Gegenwart. Als erste afro-amerikanische First Lady der USA trug sie maßgeblich dazu bei, das gastfreundlichste und offenste Weiße Haus zu schaffen, das es je gab. Sie wurde zu einer energischen Fürsprecherin für die Rechte von Frauen und Mädchen in der ganzen Welt, setzte sich für einen dringend notwendigen gesellschaftlichen Wandel hin zu einem gesünderen und aktiveren Leben ein und stärkte außerdem ihrem Ehemann den Rücken, während dieser die USA durch einige der schmerzlichsten Momente des Landes führte. Ganz nebenbei zeigte sie uns noch ein paar lässige Dance-Moves, glänzte beim „Carpool Karaoke“ und schaffte es obendrein auch, zwei bodenständige Töchter zu erziehen – mitten im gnadenlosen Blitzlichtgewitter der Medien. In diesem Buch erzählt sie nun erstmals ihre Geschichte – in ihren eigenen Worten und auf ihre ganz eigene Art. Sie nimmt uns mit in ihre Welt und berichtet von all den Erfahrungen, die sie zu der starken Frau gemacht haben, die sie heute ist. Warmherzig, weise und unverblümt erzählt sie von ihrer Kindheit an der Chicagoer South Side, von den Jahren als Anwältin und leitende Angestellte, von der nicht immer einfachen Zeit als berufstätige Mutter sowie von ihrem Leben an Baracks Seite und dem Leben ihrer Familie im Weißen Haus. Gnadenlos ehrlich und voller Esprit schreibt sie sowohl über große Erfolge als auch über bittere Enttäuschungen, den privaten wie den öffentlichen. Dieses Buch ist mehr als eine Autobiografie. Es enthält die ungewöhnlich intimen Erinnerungen einer Frau mit Herz und Substanz, deren Geschichte uns zeigt, wie wichtig es ist, seiner eigenen Stimme zu folgen.

The Tour Behind the Scenes of Cadel Evans Tour de France

Author: Rupert Guinness
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
ISBN: 1742738281
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From Australia’s first Tour de France winner Cadel Evans comes an insider’s account of the Tour de France and what it takes to win this most prestigious of races. The campaign to win the Tour de France begins the day the last Tour finishes. Cadel takes us through the process of recruiting the best riders, the training camps and the practice rides. Then he explains the stages of the race to show how the team worked together, the tactics and the challenges that they had to overcome: the crashes, illness, injury, exhaustion. What are the elements behind a Tour defence? Will it be harder to defend than win? What will he expect from his rivals? Can Cadel take the yellow jersey a second time? From joining the BMC team to crossing the finish line, Cadel Evans: Victory in the Tour de France takes us through the fascinating lead up and preparation necessary to win the 2011 Tour de France – the biggest event on the road cycling calendar for both riders and the millions of followers of cycling’s Grand Tour.

The Tour

Author: Peter Aspinall
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1780880995
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The Tour is a comedy drama adventure novel, underpinned by a sobering moral story. Its six leading characters will fully engage and delight the reader as their diverse and colourful personalities unfold and clash. The arrival of a dashing young Australian – the first ever professional at Crawford Cricket Club – brings both ‘bonza’ times and bother for his new colleagues. Stuey’s new landlord, Bernard Gazelle, is a staid man three times his lodger’s age who learns to cope with the demands of a young knave determined to have a good time – legal or otherwise.Meanwhile, Sammy the winsome wicketkeeper becomes infatuated with the new recruit and the outrageous antics of all concerned test the tolerance of stuffy club chairman Norman F. Billington to breaking point and beyond…The Tour is inspired by Peter Tinniswood, author of I Didn’t Know You Cared and A Touch of Daniel. It will appeal to fans of comic fiction and the well-heeled English language.

Legends of the Tour

Author: Jan Cleijne
Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 1781859981
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Frame by glorious frame, this beautiful graphic novel captures the essence of the Tour de France – the grit and the glory. Since Maurice Garin's inugural victory in 1903, hundreds of thousands of kilometers have been covered in pursuit of the yellow jersey and few of them have been without incident or drama. Here are the Tour's legends: Eugene Christophe welding his bicycle back together at the foot of the Pyrenees in 1913; Bartali V Coppi, 1949; Poulidor shoulder-to-shoulder with Anquetil on the Puy de Dome, 1964; Tommy Simpson's death on Ventoux, 1967; Lance Armstrong's domination and disgrace; finishing with Bradley Wiggins' and Chris Froome's victories back-to-back victories for Britain in 2012 and 2013. 'Oh what a fantastic book this is. Not only is it a wonderfully concise history of the Tour, it is quite ravishing to behold. I adored it.' Observer.

On Tour

Author: Bradley Wiggins
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409131378
Format: PDF, ePub
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'There is me trailing home 131st and, for all I know, I might be a top 50 rider if we all started on a level playing field . . . Bollocks to you all. You are a bunch of cheating bastards. At least I can look myself in the mirror.' Bradley Wiggins contemplates Floyd Landis testing positive for testosterone in the 2006 Tour de France The 2010 account will be an instant book published in the autumn following the Tour. Part day-by-day diary it will also include wider, deeper reflections on the history of the Tour, famous figures, etc, and be illustrated with Scott Mitchell's atmospheric, black and white photography. The Tour has featured in Wiggins's 2008 autobiography, but really only in the light of a scandal he was caught up in. The emphasis of that book was very much on his childhood, his father and track cycling at the Olympics; here, Wiggins' new found love of road racing, and its pinnacle, the Tour de France, take centre stage, particularly the gruelling 2010 race, which although played out somewhat in the shadow of his high finish in 2009, was nevertheless an exemplary exercise in true grit, and fighting spirit against the odds.