The Tour: Behind the Scenes of Cadel Evans’ Tour de France

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Hardie Grant Publishing, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 355 pages
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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.
  

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As a huge fan of Cadel Evans I just devoured this book. Rupert Guiness is a great story teller (I have read other books by him) and for cycling fans he has excellent insights into the Tour de France. Read full review

Contents

TITLE PAGE COPYRIGHT PAGE FOREWORD
JOINING
DEFENDING THE RAINBOW JERSEY
PLANNING AND RECRUITMENT FOR 2011
REBUILDING BODY MIND BIKE AND TEAM
ROAD TO THE VENDÉE AND THE TOUR START 6 THE MAKING OF A TOUR TEAM
LE GRAND DÉPART
BATTLE ON THE MÛR DE BRETAGNE 9 UNFORESEEN DANGERS
FAST LANE TO THE SLOW LANE
THE PYRENEES
FROM THE PYRENEES TO THE ALPS
THE GREAT PURSUIT
BATTLE ON THE LALPE DHUEZ
THE DAY OF TRUTH
THE FINAL RIDE
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About the author (2012)

Rupert Guinness has covered 15 Tours de France, and for a time lived in France. He is a former editor of Winning Bicycle Racing Illustrated magazine, European correspondent for VeloNews (USA) and a contributor to Cycling Weekly (UK) and Velo (France). He has been nominated for a Walkley Award and has written six books, many about cycling. Rupert lives in Sydney, and covers sport for the Sydney Morning Herald.

Rupert Guinness has covered 15 Tours de France, and for a time lived in France. He is a former editor of Winning Bicycle Racing Illustrated magazine, European correspondent for VeloNews (USA) and a contributor to Cycling Weekly (UK) and Velo (France). He has been nominated for a Walkley Award and has written six books, many about cycling. Rupert lives in Sydney, and covers sport for the Sydney Morning Herald.

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