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Selling the Yellow Jersey
Language: en
Pages: 251
Authors: Eric Reed
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-07 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

The Tour de France is the most-watched annual sporting event on television, surpassed only in viewership by the quadrennial Olympics and soccer World Cup. But while those events are explicitly international, the Tour is a distinctively French event. Eric Reed tackles the dual questions of what it has meant for
Selling the Yellow Jersey
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Eric Reed
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-07 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Yellow Livestrong wristbands were taken off across America in early 2013 when Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey that he had doped during the seven Tour de France races he won. But the foreign cycling world, which always viewed Armstrong with suspicion, had already moved on. The bellwether events of
The Yellow Jersey
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Peter Cossins
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-27 - Publisher: Random House

* WINNER OF THE 2020 TELEGRAPH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS CYCLING BOOK OF THE YEAR* Discover this 100-year anniversary celebration of the hardest-earned and most sacred prize in sport, the Tour de France's Yellow Jersey. In 2019, the cycling world will celebrate the 100th anniversary of sport's most iconic and distinguished
Cycling and the British
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Neil Carter
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-10 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Cycling is currently enjoying a boom in popularity. What are the reasons behind this phenomenon? How have perceptions and the popularity of cycling shifted? This book charts the historical development of cycling both as a leisure and sporting activity since the 19th century and explores the wider political and cultural
The Yellow Jersey Club
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Edward Pickering
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-07-02 - Publisher: Random House

The Yellow Jersey Club contains just twenty-six living members. To become one of this exclusive number requires complete dedication, brutal self-sacrifice and the most extraordinary physical attributes. Yet along with the ability to climb mountains, bomb along time trials and survive all the perils of the road, what really makes