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Description - Ascent by Richard Yates

The mountains, that is where the greatest battles of the Tour de France are fought, where champions are made and where some of the toughest are defeated. It's where men like Christophe, Coppi, Bahamontes, Merckx, and Armstrong have shown their mettle. And it was where British cyclist Tommy Simpson died. This beautifully illustrated book looks at the scenic beauty of the mountain stages and at the men who have competed on them throughout the 100-year history of the Tour.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781892495525
ISBN-10: 189249552X
Format: Hardback
(280mm x 216mm x mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Van Der Plas Publications,U.S.
Publisher: Van Der Plas Publications,U.S.
Publish Date: 20-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Richard Yates

Richard Yates is a British writer and cycling historian living in France, whose in-depth knowledge of the history of the Tour de France has made him a frequent contributor to cycling magazines in Britain, France and USA.

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