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Roule Britannia By William Fotheringham

Roule Britannia
by William Fotheringham

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In 2012 Bradley Wiggins made history by becoming the first Briton ever to win the Tour de France. From the early days of Brian Robinson to Bradley Wiggins's dominant ride via Tom Simpson, Robert Millar, Chris Boardman and many others, Roule Britannia celebrates a nation's love affair with the greatest race of all.
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Roule Britannia: Great Britain and the Tour de France by William Fotheringham

How did Great Britain conquer the Tour de France? In 2012 Bradley Wiggins made history by becoming the first Briton ever to win the Tour de France. His compatriot Chris Froome came second while fellow Brits, the 'fastest man on earth' Mark Cavendish and reformed doper David Millar, made sure that between them Britain accounted for 7 of a possible 21 stage wins. The golden era of British cycling had begun. In Roule Britannia, number one bestselling author William Fotheringham, charts British cycling's rise to the top and provides us with the definitive account of the nation's Tour de France achievements through exclusive interviews with and profiles of cycling champions - from the early days of Brian Robinson to Bradley Wiggins's dominant ride via Tom Simpson, Robert Millar, Chris Boardman and many others, Roule Britannia celebrates a nation's love affair with the greatest race of all. `Brilliant...tells each story with passion and sensitivity' Sunday Times

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Roule Britannia Reviews


"Brilliant...tells each story with passion and sensitivity" * Sunday Times *
"Painstakingly resarched...a fascinating insight" * Independent *
"Highly readable" * Daily Mail *
"William Fothering's book is painstakingly researched and gives a fascinating insight into the workings of the Tour." * The Independent *

About William Fotheringham


William Fotheringham writes for the Guardian and Observer on cycling and rugby. A racing cyclist and launch editor of procycling and Cycle Sport magazines, he has reported on over twenty Tours de France. He is the number one bestselling author of Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike and is the critically lauded author of Fallen Angel, Roule Britannia, and Put Me Back on My Bike, which Velo magazine called 'The best cycling biography ever written.

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GOR004706056
Roule Britannia: Great Britain and the Tour de France by William Fotheringham
William Fotheringham
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2012-10-25
384
0224092103
9780224092104
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