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  • Tour de France

  • By: Graeme Fife
  • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
  • Length: 23 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

In this updated edition of the highly acclaimed Tour de France, Graeme Fife sets the 2012 race in the context of the event's remarkable history, stretching back to July 1903. Combining meticulous research with a pacy narrative style, he penetrates the mystique of the race and paints a colourful picture of the men whose exploits have given the Tour an enduring universal appeal. Moreover, the book now celebrates a truly historic event: The 99th edition of the race was won, for the first time, by a Briton.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great listen for the great bike race

  • By Mr M P Morbey on 02-12-16

Interesting view of the history of the TdF

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-01-17

Very engaging tale, however the views of the tours in which Armstrong rode, are now proven to be spectacularly naive.

You can tell it is written by a fan of the race and cycling, but the attacks on some of the print media of the late '90s and early 2000s, are again proven to be misplaced.