Lanterne Rouge: The Last Man in the Tour de France

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$11.53
UPC:
9781681771366
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
Pegasus Books; 1 edition (June 14, 2016)
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
272
Shipping Weight:
9.6 ounces
Language:
English
Product Dimensions:
5.6 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches
ISBN-10:
1681771365
ISBN-13:
978-1681771366
Author:
Max Leonard

Product Overview

A lively and entertaining history of the riders who have come in last place during the grueling 3,000-mile Tour de FranceFroome, Wiggins, Merckswe know the winners of the Tour de France, butLanterne Rougetells the forgotten, often inspirational and occasionally absurd stories of the last-placed rider. We learn of stage winners and former yellow jerseys who tasted life at the other end of the bunch; the breakaway leader who stopped for a bottle of wine and then took a wrong turn; the doper whose drug cocktail accidentally slowed him down and the rider who was recognized as the most combative despite finishing at the back.Max Leonard flips the Tour de France on its head and examines what these stories tell us about ourselves, the 99% who don't win the trophy, and forces us to re-examine the meaning of success, failure and the very nature of sport.

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