Tour De France 100

Author(s): Richard Moore


First staged in 1903, the Tour de France lasts three weeks every July and takes its c.200 competitors through over 3600km of varied terrain, including testing mountain stages. The race is broken into one-day 'stages', with the overall leader wearing the fabled yellow jersey. Tour de France 100 celebrates 110 years of the Tour and publishes in the run up to the 100th race. It captures key visual moments in its history, including heroes of the race, great rivalries, moments of high drama, accidents and scandals, all accompanied by Richard Moore's authoritative text that illuminates and expands upon the superb imagery.


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A visual history of the Tour de France as the one hundredth running of the race gets underway in 2013.

Praise for Richard Moore's book "Slaying the Badger"
"[Slaying the Badger is] a gripping narrative of this psychological and physical three-week war." -- "Wall Street Journal"
"Rich in drama and emotion. As racing books go, Moore's book just might be the greatest ever." -- "Outside "magazine
"From the opening pages, this is a book that grips. Combining great insight, interviews and anecdotes with wonderfully vivid writing, it is thoroughly researched and well written." -- "Scotland on Sunday"
"[Slaying the Badger offers] intriguing insight into one of professional cycling's greatest rivalries...Where Slaying the Badger succeeds is in making such a well-known story so readable." -- Bike Radar
"Richard Moore's excellent new book Slaying the Badger reexamines the mythology of this great race, attempting to shed new light on the motivations of these two great riders and what really happened on the roads of France in the summer of '86. What helps set Moore's book apart is the array of characters he brings to the story...A thrilling read." -- Red Kite Prayer
"[Moore assembles] a stellar cast of interviewees, about twenty in all...The stars are, inevitably, Hinault and LeMond themselves, both with their own memories of what did and did not happen. But they're almost outshone by three of the supporting cast...For those three interviews alone, Slaying The Badger is worth reading." -- Podium Cafe
"Both men invite Moore into their homes: a privilege that clearly took some badger-like tenacity to secure. But it was worth the effort as Moore gains fresh insight into the rivalry." --"East Anglian Daily Times"
"Captivating...Slaying the Badger is a mixture of clear-eyed journalistic analysis and unashamed nostalgia." -- "The Times Literary Supplement"
"Masterly, relevant and intriguing." -- The Washing Machine Post
"Moore entertainingly unravels the complexities of the relationships within the peloton.

Richard Moore is a journalist, author, and former racing cyclist. He has competed in the Tour of Langkawi and the PruTour and the 1998 Commonwealth Games. Moore has contributed to Rouleur magazine, Scotland on Sunday, The Herald, Sunday Herald, The Guardian and The Sunday Times and The Scotsman. His first book, a biography of the cyclist Robert Millar: In Search of Robert Millar won the Best Biography award at the 2008 British Sports Book Awards. His second, Heroes, Villains & Velodromes: Chris Hoy and Britain's Track Cycling Revolution, was published in June 2008. His latest book, The Dirtiest Race in History: Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis and the Olympic 100m Final, is also published by Bloomsbury.

General Fields

  • : 9781408170960
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Sport
  • : January 2013
  • : 320mm X 280mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 224
  • : 796.6079
  • : 1
  • : Hardback
  • : Richard Moore