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Max Leonard - Lanterne Rouge: The Last Man in the Tour de France - 9780224092005 - KAC0003076
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Lanterne Rouge: The Last Man in the Tour de France

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Description for Lanterne Rouge: The Last Man in the Tour de France Paperback. If you complete a bike race, overcoming mountain ranges and merciless weather conditions while enduring physical and psychological agony, in the slowest time, should you be branded the loser? This title flips the Tour de France on its head and tells the forgotten, often inspirational and occasionally absurd stories of the last-placed rider. Num Pages: 272 pages. BIC Classification: 1DDF; WSBX; WSQ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 200 x 129 x 22. Weight in Grams: 218. Clean copy with minor shelf wear

lanterne rouge (French | noun): The competitor who finishes last in the Tour de France

Froome, Wiggins, Merckx – we know the winners of the Tour de France, but what about the men who finish last?

Lanterne Rouge tells the forgotten, often inspirational and occasionally absurd stories of the last-placed rider. We learn of stage winners and former yellow jerseys who tasted life at the other end of the bunch; the breakaway leader who stopped for a bottle of wine and then took a wrong turn; the doper whose drug cocktail accidently slowed him down and the ... Read more

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Publisher
Yellow Jersey
Condition
Used, Very Good
Number of Pages
288
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780224092005
SKU
KAC0003076
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 2 to 4 working days
Ref
99-1

About Max Leonard
Max Leonard’s previous books include Lanterne Rouge: the Last Man in the Tour de France and Bunker Research. He has also written about cycling, travel and adventure for Esquire, Monocle, Rouleur, Strava, Rapha and others.

Reviews for Lanterne Rouge: The Last Man in the Tour de France
Excellent ... compulsive reading...redresses the balance with considerable literary style and panache.
The Washing Machine Post
Don't be surprised if you fall in love with Max Leonard's book. A glorious celebration of coming last.
Brendan Gallagher
thetour.co.uk
Thoughtful, properly researched and consistently entertaining
Tim Moore [A] lively account of largely forgotten men... It’s not ... Read more

Goodreads reviews for Lanterne Rouge: The Last Man in the Tour de France


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