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Butcher painter and decorator and a circus acrobat Would this ramshackle pack of cyclists draw crowds to throng France's rutted roads and cheer the first Tour heroes Surprisingly it did and all thanks to a marketing ruse cycling would never be the same again Peter Cossins takes us through the inaugural Tour de France painting a nuanced portrait of France in the early s to see where the greatest sporting event of all began. British freelance cycling journalist Peter Cossins s nuts and bolts history of the inaugural 1903 Tour de France and its national and international contexts The concept for fir

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Full of adventure mishaps and audacious attempts at cheating the first Tour de France in was a colourful affair Its riders included characters like Maurice Garin an Italian born Frenchman said to have been swapped for a round of cheese by his parents in order to smuggle him into France to clean chimneys as a teenager Hippolyte Aucouturier with his trademark handlebar moustache and amateurs like Jean Dargassies a blacksmith. This is a wonderful book While I follow the Tour every year and thus am a natural audience for this book I think even a casual observer of the tour can enjoy it It s impeccably

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Who had never raced before Dreamed up to revive struggling newspaper L'Auto Butcher Blacksmith Kindle cyclists of the time were wary of this 'heroic' race on roads suited to hooves than wheels riding hefty fixed gear bikes for three full weeks 'With a few francs you could win ' the paper declared in desperation eventually attracting a field comprising a handful of the era's professional racers and among other hopefuls a. Professional cycling s premier event is the Tour de France and The First Tour de France provides a comprehensive look at turn of the century biking and the birth of the race Thou


10 thoughts on “Butcher Blacksmith Acrobat Sweep

  1. says:

    I was reading this book as the 2017 Tour de France was happening It was interesting to look at the contrast betw

  2. says:

    A must read for Tour fans Probably a little heftier than needed but good details from the event that started everything Vive le Tour

  3. says:

    This is a wonderful book While I follow the Tour every year and thus am a natural audience for this book I think even a casual observer of the tour can enjoy it It’s impeccably researched by the author Peter Cossins and wr

  4. says:

    I am not a fan of the Tour de France but I loved this book Cossins does an excellent job of placing the race in the cultural economic and social context of Belle Epoue France as well as making the characters both on and off the route memorable and intriguing A really fun and interesting read

  5. says:

    I found this on the new book shelf at the public library To me the dust cover design didn't much suggest a newly published book and I have read enough books with a Tour de France theme that I took this home thinking I woul

  6. says:

    Professional cycling's premier event is the Tour de France and The First Tour de France provides a comprehensive look at turn of the century biking and the birth of the race Though the modern bicycle was still relatively new

  7. says:

    I received this book for free through this site's giveaway programCall it 35 stars rounded down to 3 on account of the writing This book is good in a lot of ways but the writing from the level of individual words up through

  8. says:

    Historian Peter Cossins’ book The First Tour De France is the story of 1903’s first version of that Sporting Event Cossins according to Penguin Publishing’s website has been writing about cycling since 1993 In an interview with Feargal McKay of Sports Blog Nation from July of 2017 Cossins says he was struck when researching for The Fir

  9. says:

    British freelance cycling journalist Peter Cossins’s nuts and bolts history of the inaugural 1903 Tour de France and its national and international contexts The concept for first Tour emerges along the uniuely French bor

  10. says:

    The main thing I learned about cycling in general after reading this book about the creation of the Tour de France and running its first race in 1903? Cyclists have been cheating and bending the rules since day one The doping they get busted for now? Just one form of them trying to get around the rules The othe

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