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The Resource Lanterne rouge : the last man in the Tour de France, Max Leonard

Lanterne rouge : the last man in the Tour de France, Max Leonard

Label
Lanterne rouge : the last man in the Tour de France
Title
Lanterne rouge
Title remainder
the last man in the Tour de France
Statement of responsibility
Max Leonard
Title variation
Last man in the Tour de France
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
If you complete a bike race of over 3,000 miles in last place, overcoming mountain ranges and merciless weather, all while enduring physical and psychological agony, should you be branded the loser? What if your loss helped a teammate win? What if others lacked the determination to finish? What if you were trying to come in last? Froome, Wiggins, Mercks{u2015}we know the winners of the Tour de France, but Lanterne Rouge tells the forgotten, often inspirational and occasionally absurd stories of the last-placed rider. We learn of stage winners and former yellow jerseys who tasted life at the other end of the bunch; the breakaway leader who stopped for a bottle of wine and then took a wrong turn; the doper whose drug cocktail accidentally slowed him down and the rider who was recognized as the most combative despite finishing at the back. Max Leonard flips the Tour de France on its head and examines what these stories tell us about ourselves, the 99% who don't win the trophy, and forces us to re-examine the meaning of success, failure and the very nature of sport
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Lanterne rouge : the last man in the Tour de France, Max Leonard
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Reprint. Originally published: London : Yellow Jersey Press, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The first last man -- The survivor -- The yellow jersey -- The rebel -- The dbutant -- The escape artist -- The domestique -- The showman -- The maverick -- The fall guy -- The sprintr -- Thje brothers -- Saint-flour
Control code
sky2ocm74842641
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
264 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781605987866
Lccn
bl2015021574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Lanterne rouge : the last man in the Tour de France, Max Leonard
Publication
Note
Reprint. Originally published: London : Yellow Jersey Press, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The first last man -- The survivor -- The yellow jersey -- The rebel -- The dbutant -- The escape artist -- The domestique -- The showman -- The maverick -- The fall guy -- The sprintr -- Thje brothers -- Saint-flour
Control code
sky2ocm74842641
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
264 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781605987866
Lccn
bl2015021574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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