Tour de France

The Tour de France is an annual multiple stage bicycle race primarily held in France, while also occasionally making passes through nearby countries. It consists of 21 stages over a little more than 3 weeks. For more information, please visit https://www.letour.fr/en/.

Our first floor display currently features books about cycling, noteworthy cyclists (especially Lance Armstrong), and how to get interested if you’re new to the sport.

A Hole in the Wind – David Goodrich
An epic bicycle journey across the American hinterland that explores the challenges of climate change alongside a diverse array of American voices.

The Loyal Lieutenant – George Hincapie
In this highly anticipated cycling memoir, Hincapie provides the most comprehensive account of a dark period in professional cycling, in which doping scandals have decimated the careers of some of the top athletes in the field.

Hell on Two Wheels – Amy Snyder
Three-time Ironman finisher Snyder takes the wraps off the best kept secret in the sports world, the Race Across America (RAAM), a bicycle race like no other. Unlike its famous cousin the Tour de France, RAAM is much crazier, more gothic, and even savage: once the gun goes off the clock doesn’t stop, and the first rider to complete the prescribed 3,000-mile route is the victor.

Seven Deadly Sins – David Walsh
The definitive account of the author’s twelve-year quest to uncover and make known the truth about Lance Armstrong’s long history of performance-enhancing drug use, which ultimately led to the cyclist’s being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.

The Program (DVD)
An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong’s performances during his Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong.

The Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Beginners – Tori Bortman
The indispensable, must-have guide for anyone looking to gear up and start pedaling.

The Armstrong Lie (DVD)
In 2009 Alex Gibney was hired to make a film about Lance Armstrong’s comeback to cycling. The project was shelved when the doping scandal erupted, and re-opened after Armstrong’s confession.

Wheelmen – Reed Albergotti
The first in-depth look at Lance Armstrong’s doping scandal, the phenomenal business success built on the back of fraud, and the greatest conspiracy in the history of sports

Tour de Lance – Bill Strickland
Strickland takes readers behind the scenes during the 2009 racing season and along for the ride on the Tour de France with a dramatic mile-by-mile account.

The Secret Race – Tyler Hamilton & Daniel Coyle
The book that rocked the world of professional cycling—and exposed, at long last, the doping culture surrounding the sport and its most iconic rider, Lance Armstrong

-Claire

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