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

Simon Warren
Price £9.99
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From the Col du Tourmalet to Alpe d’Huez, from Mont Ventoux to Luz Ardiden, Simon Warren rides, photographs, describes, maps and profiles the 100 greatest climbs of the Tour de France, the beating heart of the race. Technology may advance, training and diet may evolve, but these mountains are constant. They have witnessed triumph and despair, courage and heartache, they are where champions are made and where dreams are shattered. And yes, the greatest arenas of the world’s greatest race are open 365 days a year for every one of us to ride. So take up the challenge, emulate your heroes and make your mark on the 100 greatest cycling climbs of the Tour de France. For each of the 100 climbs this guide includes a detailed description of the climb and photograph, a detailed map with directions to help you find it, a factfile with altitude, height gain, average gradient, it’s tour debut and category, and a difficulty rating. Its everything you need to tackle these world famous climbs.

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Format Trade Paperback 240 Pages
ISBN 9780711234826
Size4.33 in x 6.30 in / 110.00 mm x 160.00 mm
Published Date May 22nd, 2014
Simon Warren
SIMON WARREN has lived and breathed bikes and cycling for over 20 years. He's won a few races, held a first category racing licence and competed - and struggled - at the highest level in the UK, but most of all he loves to ride his bike uphill. He spent seven years working as a designer at Cycling Weekly before leaving to broaden his horizons in 2003, although he still regularly contributes event reports to the magazine. He works in publishing and lives with his wife and daughter in London N16. His other titles for Frances Lincoln are 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs (9780711231207) and Another 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs (9780711232655).
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