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Blazing Saddles The Cruel and Unusual History of the Tour de France

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ISBN-10: 1934030252

ISBN-13: 9781934030257

Edition: Revised 

Authors: Matt Rendell

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List price: $24.95
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication date: 6/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 303
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342

MATT RENDELL survived Hodgkin�s Disease and lecturing at British and Latvian universities before entering TV and print journalism. His first book Kings of the Mountains: How Colombia�s Cycling Heroes Changed their Nation�s History (Aurum Press 2002) was described in The Times as 'meticulous, elegant and sensitive.' His Channel 4 documentary about sport in Colombia and Ecuador, also called Kings of the Mountains, was described in The Observer as 'a gem, telling us more about the essence of sport in under an hour than a season�s worth of Premiership matches.' He has written for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, including British coverage of the Tour de France, and he edited The Tour de…    

Prologue, or 'The Sporting Bumblebee'
Le Grand Depart
1903: The First Annual Congress of Hardy Crotches
1904: The Last Tour
1905-6: Myths of Mountains
1907-8: Argie-Bargie
1909: Giant Haystacks
1910: Over the Top
1911: Domestique Bliss
1912-4: Belgium Attacks!
From One War to the Next
1919: Bange's Bright Idea
1920-2: Tales of Torment
1923-4: Chain Gang on Wheels
1925: Living Dangerously
1926: The Fabulous Buysse Boys
1927-8: Two Tours de Frantz
1929: Three Yellow Jerseys
1930-4: Four for France
1935-9: Disraeli Gears
The Golden Age
1947: A Marriage of Convenience
1948: 'V' for Vatican
1949: A Rare Bird
1950-1: Special K
1952: The Greatest
1953-5: Holey Trinity
1956: A Win for a Nobody
Anquetil and After
1957: Boy Wonder
1958: Supernatural!
1959-60: Cat and Mouse
1961-4: The Caravelle Prophecies
1965: Afterglow
1966: Big Brother
1967: Image and Reality
1968: Fifty Ways to Lose the Tour
The Cannibal
1969-74: The Greatest Belgian Ever
1975-7: Eddy's Final Act
The Tears of the Badger
1978-9: The Tetch Offensive
1980 In Through the Out Door
1981-2: The Killer Glance
1983-4: Mister Merckx? Who he?
1985-6: Not Dead Yet
1987-8: In Absentia
1989-90: Against the Odds
The Modern EPOch
1991-5: Chance the Gardener
1996: Mr Sixty Per Cent
1997: Wunderkind
1998: Piracy
The Winning Habit
1999: Anything's Possible
2000: 'I Don't Speak French'
2001: The Look
2002: Take the 'A' Train
2003: Pride after a Fall
2004: 'I Can Destroy You'
2005: Magnificent Seven
2006: Meltdown
2007: Chicken Run
A Word about the Statistics
Credits