Le Tour

A stunning visual history of the Tour de France

Images from   Le Tour

The Tour de France is one of the most gruelling, exacting, and exciting events on the world’s sporting calendar.

This book provides a visually stunning journey through the 106 years of the Tour and, with it, the changing face of France. The images in the book cover all aspects of the life of the Tour, from road-side spectators to competitors, marshalls, and the majestic scenery of a beautiful country.

With a foreword by Greg LeMond, three-time winner and the first American ever to win the Tour.


  • Includes foreword by three-time winner Greg LeMond.
  • UK and USA edition of this fully-illustrated story of the history of the Tour was a critically acclaimed bestseller.
  • Includes photographs from six successive Tour wins by Lance Armstrong.
  • The perfect gift for cycling fans of all ages.

Author biography

Jeremy Whittle is editor of Procycling and the British edition of the Official Guide to the Tour de France. He is also cycling correspondent at The Times and the author of Yellow Fever, an acclaimed account of the controversial 1998 edition of the Tour. Jeremy has been writing about cycling since 1993 and has also appeared on BBC Radio 4, Radio 5, and CNN. Greg LeMond is the first American ever to win the Tour de France – a feat he achieved three times in total.

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Jeremy Whittle
Publication date
Autumn 2007
280mm × 240mm
Full colour
256 pages
7,000 words
200 images
Rights sold
World English language
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