The only guide to the Tour de France that's fully endorsed by the organizers of the race, the only one with unrestricted access to the archives, and ... Show synopsis The only guide to the Tour de France that's fully endorsed by the organizers of the race, the only one with unrestricted access to the archives, and the only one with a foreword by Lance Armstrong! It's much bigger and better than any of its competitors-but not more expensive. And it's updated to celebrate Armstrong's amazing record-shattering sixth victory. "The writing is stylish and exuberant."--"Publishers Weekly" "Beautiful....[a] definitive, year-by-year account [with] wonderful photographs."-"-Library Journal" For more than a century, the Tour de France has offered a spectacle filled with unparalleled passion, adventure, and sheer physical difficulty. Here is the definitive, official, and fully up-to-date record of that thrilling sporting phenomenon, produced in collaboration with L'Equipe, France's premier sports daily, and with a foreword by the six-time winner and international sports celebrity, Lance Armstrong. With access to the Tour de France's own archives, this huge, lushly photographed volume chronicles the race from its raw origins more than one hundred years ago to its current position as the world's greatest sporting challenge. Year by year, follow the grit and glory, victory and defeat, bravery and controversy, in the words of the players themselves.