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23 Days In July: Inside Lance Armstrongs Record Breaking Victory In The Tour De France John Wilcockson

23 Days In July: Inside Lance Armstrongs Record Breaking Victory In The Tour De France

John Wilcockson

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ISBN : 9780719567162
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Taking place over twenty-three days in July and across more than 2,100 miles of smooth blacktop, rough cobblestones, and punishing mountain terrain, the Tour de France is the most grueling sports event in the world. And in 2004, five-time championMoreTaking place over twenty-three days in July and across more than 2,100 miles of smooth blacktop, rough cobblestones, and punishing mountain terrain, the Tour de France is the most grueling sports event in the world. And in 2004, five-time champion Lance Armstrong set out to achieve what no other cyclist in the 100-year history of the race had ever done: win a sixth Tour de France. Armstrong had four serious challengers, including the only former Tour de France champion in the past yearss race, Germanys Jan Ullrich - the Kaiser - who wanted nothing more than to deny the man the French call Le Boss from achieving his goal. But when the race was over, Lance Armstrong once again wore the yellow jersey of victory. John Wilcockson serves up descriptions of locales - from the Alps to the Pyrenees to Paris. He also provides a day-by-day recap of each stage in 2004s historic Tour while simultaneously capturing the personal passion, rich history, diverse geography, and nationalistic fervor of the worlds most demanding, rigorous, and dramatic athletic event.