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If opportunity knocks, let it in. It's all approachably written, the right mix of enough info without being overpowering, and it zips along happily like a comfortable steel-framed bike powered by the right pair of legs. Authored by Tour historian Serge Laget among others, it covers the races from the Tour's early years as a tool in a newspaper circulation battle, through the heroic era of the s to the helicopter-televised modern Tour of triumphs and scandals.
With detailed information on each ascent and an I-Spy style table at the back to check them all off, it's a book that's got a long shelf life. It's a sterling effort and one made much better by the addition of the table for ticking off the climbs and recording your time. That simple addition makes the book much more than the interesting bathroom reading it could have otherwise been.
You get something to aim for, as well as something to read. Since this first book, Simon Warren has added literally a dozen more , covering British regions in more detail and nipping across to Belgium and France to document the classic ascents of road racing legend. Art illuminates life; life imitates art. The route of the Tour du Mont Aigoual took on a life of its own as riders followed the loop in the hills of France. Tom Simpson was very different.
The manner of his death dominates any story about Tom Simpson.
He succumbed to heat stroke and cardiac failure on the slopes of Mont Ventoux during the Tour de France. He had amphetamine in his bloodstream. But what Will Fotheringham finds as he explores Simpson's life is a trailblazer, a huge talent and a true character. Simpson was as much a victim of the woeful state of sport science at the time and the brutal schedule pro racers endured as of his own burning ambition.
His story, affectionately told by Fotheringham, is one every cyclist should read, even if they're not very much interested in racing. Over to you Is there an essential book we've missed?
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