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Tour de France: Climbs from Above

Tour de France: Climbs from Above

20 Hors Categorie Ascents in High-Def Satellite Photography

  • Author: Richard Abraham
  • Publisher: Carlton Books
  • ISBN: 9781787390461
  • Category:
  • Page: 224
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Explore the intensity of the Tour de France's most challenging climbs as never before! In this stunning book, 20 notorious ascents that are beyond classification are captured in high-definition satellite photography from Google Earth--including the 2,715-meter ascent of Col de la Bonette, the historic Great St Bernard Pass, Col du Galibier's incredibly torturous 15 percent gradient climb, and Alpe de Huze's famous hairpins.

The Tour de France

The Tour de France

A Cultural History

  • Author: Christopher S. Thompson
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520247604
  • Category: History
  • Page: 385
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A close-up history of the world's most famous bicycle race traces the evolution of the Tour de France from its inception in 1903 to the present day, bringing together the observations of tour organizers, racers, politicians, fans, and others to describe the event and its popularity, as well as current issues surrounding claims of doping by seven-time champion Lance Armstrong.

100 Greatest Cycling Climbs of the Tour de France

100 Greatest Cycling Climbs of the Tour de France

A Cyclist's Guide to Riding the Mountains of the Tour

  • Author: Simon Warren
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln
  • ISBN: 1781011400
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 240
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Following the successful format of the 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs series, Simon Warren rides, photographs, describes, maps and profiles the 100 greatest climbs of the Tour de France. Simon’s previous three books have combined sales of over 35,000 copies; this is the first of his books with truly global appeal. There is no bigger sporting event than the Tour de France and every cyclist around the world one day dreams of taking part or riding on the same roads the great event uses. Published in the same unique ‘cycling jersey pocket sized’ format as Simon’s earlier books, this will be his longest book to date, with each climb given a full spread. There have been large format illustrated books on the hills of the tour published in the past, but none in such a portable format, and none which so vividly describe the experience of cycling these hills from the point of view of an amateur cyclist.

Speed Read Tour de France

Speed Read Tour de France

The History, Strategies, and Intrigue Behind the World's Greatest Bicycle Race

  • Author: John Wilcockson
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • ISBN: 0760364478
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 160
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The essential guide to the Tour de France, Speed Read Tour de France will make you an instant expert on its history, its winners and rivalries, the tactics necessary to win it, and the technology of its bicycles. Le Tour has sometimes been called “chess on wheels” because of the complicated strategies used by the race's 22 teams and 176 riders. This book—written by award-winning cycling journalist John Wilcockson, who has covered the Tour 45 times—will help you understand those tactics, along with informing you about the race’s century-plus history, its famed winners and rivalries, and the technology that has gone into creating the modern racing bicycle and determining how today’s athletes train. Among the questions answered are: Who owns the Tour? How are the course’s 21 stages selected? What are the most famous mountain climbs? How is the overall winner determined? What is a peloton, a soigneur, or an echelon? How big are the prizes? What are time bonuses? Who was the first American to compete in the Tour, and who was the first one to win it? How fast do the racers go down mountain descents? What speeds can the riders reach in sprint finishes? Why are the teams known by the names of their sponsors and not their countries? What do the riders eat, and where do they sleep every night? What are all those motorcycles doing among the cyclists? How do the organizers deal with doping scandals? And is it true that, one year, the top four finishers were all disqualified? You will find the answers to all these questions, and many more, in this informative, beautifully illustrated, fun-to-read book: Speed Read Tour de France.

Great Adventures

Great Adventures

  • Author: Lonely Planet
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet
  • ISBN: 1743601026
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 319
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This beautiful hardback takes the reader on 75 of the most amazing adventures on the planet. From the ultimate challenge of climbing Mount Everest to less strenuous but equally inspiring experiences like kayaking with orcas in Canada and cycling Vietnam's backroads, this is the definitive companion to the world's most spectacular adventures. With stunning photographs, sumptuous descriptions and practical information, this inspirational coffee table book will delight armchair explorers and bone fide adventurers alike. 'While it is lovely to linger over the stunning photos, there is a lot more to this sumptuously designed title - a follow-up to Great Journeys - than meets the eye? This is a perfect gift for the traveller in your life who might be tempted to ride the Tour de France's high passes or paraglide from Mont Blanc's pearly summit.' Sydney Morning Herald 'Whether you're active or just love reading about action, there's something here for everyone.' Australian Associated Press 'If you liked Lonely Planet's Great Journeys, you'll love the next in the series - Great Adventures? Even if you're not planning a trip it's great for armchair travelling.' The Times About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

Walking the Alpine Parks of France & Northwest Italy

Walking the Alpine Parks of France & Northwest Italy

  • Author: Marcia Lieberman
  • Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
  • ISBN: 9780898863987
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 237
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Walking the Alpine Parks of France and Northwest Italy features complete details on 110 hikes through France's Parc National du Mercantour, Parc Naturel Regional du Queyras, Parc National des Ecrins, and Italy's Parc Nationale del Gran Paradiso. You'll find practical advice on park regulations, finding accommodations, transportation, language, weather, what to bring, and more.

Southern France

Southern France

  • Author: Findlay Muirhead,Marcel Monmarché
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: France
  • Page: 488
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The Art of the Cycling Jersey

The Art of the Cycling Jersey

Iconic Cycle Wear Past and Present

  • Author: Chris Sidwells
  • Publisher: Rodale
  • ISBN: 1623367379
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 224
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The Art of the Cycling Jersey celebrates the cycling jersey in all its forms. Cycling enthusiast and author Chris Sidwells explores the most important designs in cycling history, as well as the teams, riders, and races where each piece was worn. Organized chronologically, this is the story of the cycling jersey from the first simple garments that early cyclists wore in the 1900s, to the technology-laden jerseys top riders and Tour de France winners wear today. Cycling jerseys represent many different things. For a cyclist they must be functional. For team sponsors they must stand out and increase brand awareness. For cycling fans they help pick out their favorite riders and identify a race or competition leader. Jerseys show who is a world or a national champion, and in some races, jerseys represent a competitor's nationality. But cycling jerseys have evolved into something bigger. They can evoke good times or bad times, success or failure. Above all, jerseys mark the great occasions of cycling and speak of its history, personalities, and style. With more than 200 color photographs and insightful commentary, The Art of the Cycling Jersey is a must-have book for any style-conscious, road-racing enthusiast.

Velo News

Velo News

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bicycle racing
  • Page: N.A
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Left Brain, Right Stuff

Left Brain, Right Stuff

How Leaders Make Winning Decisions

  • Author: Phil Rosenzweig
  • Publisher: Profile Books
  • ISBN: 184765973X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 435
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Dozens of books have been published recently on the errors and biases that affect our judgments and choices. Drawing on cognitive science, their lessons are excellent for many kinds of decisions - consumer choice and financial investments, for example - but stop short of addressing many of the most important decisions we face in management, where we can actively influence outcomes and where competitive forces mean we have to outperform rivals. As Phil Rosenzweig shows, drawing on examples from business, sports and politics, this sort of decision-making relies on mastering two very different abilities. First, the analytical problem-solving skills associated with the brain's left hemisphere; and second, what Tom Wolfe called 'the Right Stuff': the ability to take calculated risks. Bringing fresh and often surprising insights to topics including confidence and overconfidence, the uses and limits of decision models, leadership and authenticity, expert performance and deliberate practice, competitive bidding and new venture management, Left Brain, Right Stuff, the myth-busting follow-up to The Halo Effect, explains how to perform when making even the most difficult decisions.