Tour Fever by J P PartlandTour Fever by J P Partland

Tour Fever

byJ P Partland

Paperback | May 2, 2006

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Now every reader can understand the je ne sais quoi that has made the Tour de France a cultural phenomenon.
Even couch potatoes can become experts on the Tour de France with this comprehensive, user-friendly guide that includes the history, strategy, stages, scoring, and stars of this annual sporting event. Readers can get in the saddle and learn:
- The varied stages from snaky time trials to killer mountain stages
- Team strategies-and the role each team member plays
- How the Tour is scored
- What the Yellow, Green, White, and Polka-Dot jerseys represent
- The meaning of "peloton, tifosi," "mountain goats,"
- hot spots," and "flamme rouge"
- The characteristics of a racer, whether a patron or domestique-and the real reasons racers shave their legs
- How riders eat, drink, change clothes, and heed the call of nature without getting off their bikes
- How to follow the Tour online, on TV, in the papers, and in person
Title:Tour FeverFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 4.5 × 0.6 inPublished:May 2, 2006Publisher:Berkley TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399532552

ISBN - 13:9780399532559