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Description - Tour, The:Behind The Scenes of Cadel Evans' Tour de France by Rupert Guinness

Here, for the first time, is the inside story of how the Tour was won and what it takes to make the leap from Tour contender to Tour champion. From joining the BMC team to crossing the finish line, award-winning journalist Rupert Guinness reveals the fascinating lead up and preparation behind Cadel's historic victory in the 2011 Tour de France. The campaign to win the Tour de France begins the day the last Tour finishes. Guiness takes us through the process of recruiting the best riders, the meticulous planning, the training camps, the equipment testing, the psychological preparation and the practice rides. He recounts the stages of the race and reveals how the the team supported Cadel's incredible all-or-nothing performance-the tactics they employed and the challenges that they had to overcome. This compelling window into the biggest event on the road cycling calendar gives a unique insight into the winning combination of team, training, talent and courage-and how Cadel's preparation for the Tour de France paid off with a spectacular win.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781742703855
ISBN-10: 1742703852
Format: Paperback / softback
(232mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Hardie Grant Books
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2012
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Rupert Guinness

The campaign to win the Tour de France begins the day the last Tour finishes. Planning begins, the lessons learnt from the just completed Tour are analysed and the team looks at how they can improve. This book takes us through the planning and steps that led to winning the 2011 Tour de France.

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