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Full Of Adventure, Mishaps And Audacious Attempts At Cheating, The First Tour De France InWas 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 Who Had Never Raced Before Dreamed Up To Revive Struggling Newspaper L Auto, 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 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

  • Kindle Edition
  • 368 pages
  • Butcher, Blacksmith, Acrobat, Sweep
  • Peter Cossins
  • 11 June 2017

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