Lanterne Rouge: The Last Man in the Tour de France
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
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Reviews for Lanterne Rouge: The Last Man in the Tour de France
The Washing Machine Post
Don't be surprised if you fall in love with Max Leonard's book. A glorious celebration of coming last.
Thoughtful, properly researched and consistently entertaining
Tim Moore [A] lively account of largely forgotten men... It’s not