Training secrets of the worldÂ?s best cyclists

Author: James Witts

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472921712

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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Take an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to create a world-class cyclist. James Witts invites you into the world of marginal gains to discover the innovative training techniques, nutrition strategies and cutting-edge gear that are giving today's elite cyclists the competitive advantage. Find out why Formula One telemetry is key to more bike speed; how power meters dictate training sessions and race strategy; how mannequins, computational fluid dynamics and wind-tunnels are elevating aerodynamics to the next level; why fats and training on water alone are popular in the peloton; and why the future of cycling will involve transcranial brain stimulation and wearable technology. With contributions from the world's greatest riders, including Marcel Kittel, Peter Sagan and Bauke Mollema, and the teams that work alongside them: Etixx-Quick Step, Team Sky, Tinkoff, Movistar, BMC Racing, Trek-Segafredo and many more. Also meet the teams' sports scientists, coaches, nutritionists and chefs, who reveal the pioneering science that separates Contador and Cancellara from the recreational rider. To win the Tour de France takes stamina, speed, strengthÂ? and science.
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Author: Bill McGann,Carol McGann

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1598586084

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 392

View: 890

What they are saying about The Story of the Tour de France: After forty years of study on the subject, I can with some confidence say Bill and Carol McGann's The Story of the Tour de France is the finest such work ever produced in the English language, and perhaps in any. Most of my preferred references are in French, one runs to over 800 pages, yet the McGanns' opus revealed information new to me in almost every paragraph. Their research has been not only impeccable, but insightful. -Owen Mulholland, author of Uphill Battle and Cycling's Golden Age The Story of the Tour de France: How a Newspaper Promotion Became the Greatest Sporting Event in the World by Bill and Carol McGann is a must read. -Road Bike Action Magazine For any historian of the sport the McGanns'Tour de France history is essential reading. Details of the stages and the riders are not glossed over. For those who are new to the sport, the McGanns bring the glory days of the sport alive with the intrigue that still exists today. Epic stages that might have faded into oblivion are eloquently recounted so that future generation of cyclists will know the rich history of our beautiful sport. -Neil Browne, editor, Road Magazine Besides towering over all bicycle races, the Tour de France endures for its unique Gaulic character, like Victor Hugo's Les Miserables. The McGanns' passionate and insightful writing evokes the raucous cast of riders, promoters, and journalists thrusting through highs and lows worthy of opera. This volume stands out as a must-read book for anyone seeking to appreciate cycling's race of races. -Peter Joffre Nye, author of The Six-Day Bicycle Races: America's Jazz Age Sport and Hearts of Lions Volume 1 of The Story of the Tour de France concluded with Jacques Anquetil's record setting fifth Tour win. Volume 2 opens with the greatest Italian racer of the modern age, Felice Gimondi and his effortless victory at the young age of 22. Despite his extraordinary talent, he never won the Tour again. Starting in 1969, Eddy Merckx began his run of 5 victories. Bernard Hinault, who also managed to win 5, followed him. Unable to fulfill his destiny as a likely 5-time winner because of a hunting accident, LeMond won the Tour 3 times. LeMond's era was followed by the remarkable Spaniard Miguel Indurain, the first man to win the Tour 5 times in a row. The late 1990s were a time of extreme crisis for the Tour as the culture of doping within the professional cycling community erupted into the scandal of 1998. The Story of the Tour de France deals with this episode at length. Emerging from a near-fatal bout of cancer, Lance Armstrong went on to do what no other rider in the Tour's long history had ever been able to accomplish, win the Tour 7 times. Following Armstrong's retirement, the Tour was again seized by scandal, this time Floyd Landis' disqualification for drugs after winning the 2006 Tour. The book concludes with the story of the 2007 Tour, followed by a quest for the greatest ever Tour de France rider and an epilogue that explains the reasons for the extraordinary success of the Tour. Bill and Carol McGann have had their lives inextricably tied up with bicycles about as long as they can remember. Their first date was a bike ride. Bill, formerly a Category 1 racer, has been a contributor to several cycling magazines and is widely acknowledged as an expert on road bikes and cycling history. Since his father gave him a small 1-speed English lightweight bicycle when he was 5 years old, Bill has been in love with everything about bikes. Carol, a former college biology instructor is also an accomplished rider, having cycle-toured extensively. Together they started Torelli Imports in 1981, a firm specializing in high-performance cycle equipment.
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Author: Phil Liggett,James Raia,Sammarye Lewis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118070100

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 279

View: 7536

A plain-English guide to the world's most famous-and grueling-bicycle race Featuring eight-pages of full-color photos from recent Tour de France races, this easy-to-follow, entertaining guide demystifies the history, strategy, rules, techniques, equipment, and competitors in what is arguably the most grueling and intriguing multiday, multistage sporting event in the world. Cowritten by the most popular English-speaking cycling commentator on the planet, this book is great reading for both experienced and the new bicycle racing fans alike.
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die klassischen Bergstrecken ; mit dem Rennrad auf den Bergetappen der Tour: Alpe d'Huez, Mont Ventoux, Tourmalet u.a

Author: Nicolas Moreau-Delaquis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783768852357


Page: 189

View: 2321

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Mythenelemente der Tour-de-France-Geschichte und ihre Überlebensfähigkeit trotz Doping

Author: Michael Pehle

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640644794


Page: 90

View: 6480

Magisterarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Romanistik - Franzosisch - Landeskunde / Kultur, Note: 1,0, Technische Universitat Dresden (Fakultat Sprach-, Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaften - Institut fur Romanistik), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Doping, Dopage! Jedes Jahr ein neuer Dopingskandal, doch die Tour de France lebt weiter. Warum? Weil sie ein Mythos ist! Die Fahrer sind Helden, die Streckenfuhrung ist eine Bildungs- und Entdeckungsreise mit standigen Verweisen auf die franzosische und europaische Geschichte. Die modernen Nationen bedurfen Mythen fur ihre Identitat, gerade die franzosische Republik nutzt diese seit ihren Anfangen. Die Tour de France bedient sich eben dieser Mythen und erschafft und vermarktet auf dieser Basis ihren eigenen Sportmythos, trotz immer neuer Skandale. Mit den Methoden der Mythenforscher Ernst Cassirer, Kurt Hubner und Roland Barthes enttarnt der Autor den Mythos Tour de France in der Erschaffung seiner eigenen Mythenelemente und der besonderen Entwicklungsmoglichkeit im "mythophilen" Frankreich durch das Spielen mit dessen eigenen nationalen Mythen. Im Anschluss wird die Bedeutung der Tour innerhalb und ausserhalb Frankreichs erortert, die Entwicklung zu einem weltweiten Sportmythos untersucht und Thesen uber dessen Zukunft im Hinblick auf immer neue Dopingvorwurfe aufgestellt."
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A Cultural History

Author: Christopher S. Thompson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520256301

Category: History

Page: 385

View: 1808

"Shows that sport has been for us moderns the ultimate tabula rasa into which we pour our hopes, fears, prejudices and self-interest."—Robert A. Nye, author of Crime, Madness, & Politics in Modern France and Masculinity and Male Codes of Honor in Modern France "Chris Thompson has written an engaging, nicely-paced account of France's world-famous cycle race: his writing is lively and full of detail and excitement. But he has done much more than simply narrate the story of the Tour. His book sets the race—its history, its participants and its meaning—firmly in its shifting national and cultural contexts. The sections dealing with professional cycling as a form of labor and with the Tour's place in France's troubled twentieth century are absolutely first-rate: insightful and original. This is the best history of the Tour that we have and are likely to have for many years, a work of scholarship that deserves to find a broad general readership."—Tony Judt, author of Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945
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Author: Rupert Guinness

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN: 1742738281

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 355

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From Australia’s first Tour de France winner Cadel Evans comes an insider’s account of the Tour de France and what it takes to win this most prestigious of races. The campaign to win the Tour de France begins the day the last Tour finishes. Cadel takes us through the process of recruiting the best riders, the training camps and the practice rides. Then he explains the stages of the race to show how the team worked together, the tactics and the challenges that they had to overcome: the crashes, illness, injury, exhaustion. What are the elements behind a Tour defence? Will it be harder to defend than win? What will he expect from his rivals? Can Cadel take the yellow jersey a second time? From joining the BMC team to crossing the finish line, Cadel Evans: Victory in the Tour de France takes us through the fascinating lead up and preparation necessary to win the 2011 Tour de France – the biggest event on the road cycling calendar for both riders and the millions of followers of cycling’s Grand Tour.
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three weeks to glory

Author: Samuel Abt

Publisher: Motorbooks


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 6063

Traces the history of the Tour de France, profiles racers, mechanics, officials, and observers, and highlights memorable events in past races
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A Nuts, Bolts & Spokes Guide to the Greatest Race in the World

Author: Bob Roll

Publisher: Workman Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780761135203

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 182

View: 898

An in-depth guide to the Tour de France includes information on all aspects of the cycling race, from the strategy and history to the code of behavior and an examination of what exactly it takes to be a great racer.
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Author: Les Woodland

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0224080164

Category: Cyclists

Page: 414

View: 7273

The Yellow Jersey Companion to the Tour de France might just tell you everything you've ever wanted to know about the world's greatest sporting event. We won't just give you the name of every stage winner; every mountain and the first to top them; the age of each overall winner; a complete list of all the stage finishes since the race began - we'll tell you all the unknown stories too. We'll tell you about the rider forced to crawl along the finish line in search of his glass eye; the exhausted man who hitched a ride on the back of a donkey; the Tour star denied his yellow jersey hours after he'd won it, and the journeyman competitor who never got to wear his because someone drove away with it. On our alphabetical ride through the Tour's one-hundred-year history we'll share with you the inside stories of the great stars - Jacques Anquetil, Fausto Coppi, Bernard Hinault, Miguel Indurain, Eddy Merckx, Greg LeMond, and Lance Armstrong to name a few; we'll outline the arcane and so often cruel rules that have helped make this race into the sporting world's most gruelling spectacle and we'll even reveal the answer to a question that has troubled many Tour junkies over the years - who really was the first maillot jaune. A work of unparalleled reference and a joy to read, The Yellow Jersey Companion to the Tour de France is a literary gift from cycling heaven.
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Komposition für drei Soundboards, eine Yamaha PSR-420 und diverse, künstliche Stimmen

Author: Hartmut Abendschein

Publisher: edition taberna kritika

ISBN: 3905846292

Category: Fiction

Page: 72

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Veraltete Texte und gebrauchte Instrumente können durch bekannte und neue Verfahren und Kontextualisierung recycelt werden. Die Produkte sind oftmals erstaunlich. Dies soll ein praktisches Plädoyer für den kreativen Umgang mit abgegriffener Kultur sein. “Recycling Le Tour de France” versteht sich als multimediale, konkret-poetische Montagearbeit, die überkommene Text-, Hard- und Softwareformen, d.h. Sprache, Sound und Technik zerlegt, anwendet, rekombiniert und daraus frische, ästhetische Gebilde formt. Ausgangsmaterial ist hier eine Audio-Transkription einer Tour-de-France-TV-Übertragung (1996), die bspw. durch einen Mesostichon-Algorithmus nach John Cage bearbeitet wird.
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The History, The Legend, The Riders

Author: Graeme Fife

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780572085

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 592

View: 9445

In this updated edition of the highly acclaimed Tour de France, Graeme Fife sets the 2015 race in the context of the event's remarkable history, which stretches back to July 1903. Named one of the top 5 sports books of the year by both the Times and the Independent, this meticulously researched guide has a pacy narrative which paints an irresistible portrait of this extraordinary competition and a colourful picture of the men who have given the Tour its enduring universal appeal. Tour de France : The History, The Legend, The Riders is laced with tales of great solo performances, amazing fortitude, terrible misfortune and magnificent triumphs, and will include the stories behind the headlines of the 2015 race.
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ein Erlebnisbericht von der "Grand Boucle" 1932

Author: Kurt Stöpel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783936973105

Category: Tour de France (Bicycle race)

Page: 188

View: 6908

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Author: Geoffrey Wheatcroft

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471128954

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

View: 6952

Geoffrey Wheatcroft's hugely entertaining and well researched history of the Tour de France is already established as the definitive account of cycling's greatest event. Since the book was last published in 2007, much has changed. Bradley Wiggins' historic victory in 2012 - the first Briton ever to secure the yellow jersey - brought him a knighthood and garnered more interest in the race than ever before. Yet the months after were dominated by an even bigger story, as Tour legend and seven-time winner Lance Armstrong was stripped of his titles and confessed on Oprah to doping in each of his victories. Suddenly, everything that we thought we knew had happened was no longer true. In this new and comprehensively revised edition of the book, Wheatcroft not only brings his story of the Tour fully up to date to mark the race's 100th running in 2013, he also reflects on the changes brought about by the scandals that have rocked the sport to its core. Yet for all the controversies of modern times, he vividly captures the essential glory and romance of the heroes who battle to conquer one of sport's greatest challenges.
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From Phil Anderson to Cadel Evans, an Aussie Pursuit of the Tour de France

Author: Rupert Guinness


ISBN: 1459613449

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 532

View: 3293

Insider's view of the growth in Australia's cycling power in European road races.
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