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Etape [Download] ✤ Etape By Richard Moore – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk In ETAPE critically acclaimed author Richard Moore will take readers on a virtual Tour de France with each chapter focusing on a single rider in a single stage that came to define the Tour’s history In Etape critically acclaimed author Richard Moore will take readers on a virtual Tour de France with each chapter focusing on a single rider in a single stage that came to define the Tour’s historyIn Étape critically acclaimed author Richard Moore tells the stories behind some of the defining stages in the Tour de France’s history through the eyes of the protagonists the heroes and villains stars and journeymenFeaturing exclusive new interviews with Mark Cavendish Lance Armstrong Eddy Merckx Bernard Hinault Greg LeMond David Millar Chris Boardman and many other Tour riders past and present Étape spans six decades in conveying the mystery beauty and madness of the world’s greatest bike raceThe book includes Boardman’s famous debut in Cavendish’s best and worst stages an emotionally charged win for Armstrong in Limoges in and his dramatic drug fuelled victory eight years later at Luz Ardiden as well as iconic stages featuring giants of the sport Merckx’s toughest Tour Hinault’s journey through hell LeMond’s return from near death and the tragic Marco Pantani’s domination of the most controversial race in Tour history among othersFrom the Alps to the Pyrenees the sun soaked plains of the midi to the rain lashed cobbles of the north Étape takes the reader on a virtual Tour Along the way in shedding new light on familiar events unravelling mysteries and exploring untold stories it confirms the Tour de France as unrivalled in its creation of myths and legends and as a stage for courage scandal skill and drama.

  • Hardcover
  • 344 pages
  • Etape
  • Richard Moore
  • English
  • 12 December 2016
  • 9780007500109

About the Author: Richard Moore

Richard Moore is a freelance journalist and author His first book In Search of Robert Millar HarperSport won Best Biography at the British Sports Book Awards His second book Heroes Villains Velodromes HarperSport was long listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year He is also the author of Slaying the Badger LeMond Hinault and the Greatest Ever Tour de France Yel.



10 thoughts on “Etape

  1. Jinan Paquin Jinan Paquin says:

    Unfinished at 36%The content is what makes this book worth the read Moore went out of his way to find some of the most notorious riders of the Tour through the ages reminiscing on their greatest and not so great moments The book gave a lot of insight on the history of the Tour and the exclusive interviews with the riders as well as a look into where they are now made the whole account interesting The writing style is what ruined this book for me Having written about some of the defining stages of the Tour Moore had the opportunity to turn each rider's successes and failures into compelling stories with moments of suspense This would have kept my interest but the book lacked a lot in this and out of what I read there were only about 2 paragraphs where I felt this enough to be fully immersed in what I was reading Rather the stories were presented as simply an account of the events making the writing uite black and white and a little bleak for my likingUnfortunately I am not a great enough fan of the Tour to keep reading just for the content However if cycling and the Tour is something that is of great interest to you then this book would definitely be worth the read

  2. James James says:

    This seemed an interesting concept but its execution exceeded my expectations and I thought this was excellent This looked at 20 individual stages of the Tour but the interviews with the cyclists elevated this from a good idea to a genuinely original workNaturally prominent Brits feature heavily but Moore cast his net wide to include the greats like Hinault and Lemond to cyclists I had never heard of previously Sometimes the context seemed important as in the case of Millar and in others such as Chiapucci's it was the stage itself This stopped it being too formulaic in a format that leant itself to this trapInstead Moore interviewed stage winners and other key figures to tell each story in an engaging manner while touching on the post cycling lives of his interviewees Enough detail is included of the stage itself to ensure that the race was still the main feature but it never feels like a list of timegaps and Moore acknowledges the difficulty of piecing together the actual events before TV coverage armed only with contrasting Chinese whispersThe interviews add extra colour but also allow riders' honest thoughts to be expressed without the emotion or team duty at the time Armstrong unsurprisingly comes across terribly whereas Cavendish comes off well Millar is of an enigma and also part of my only criticism which is that too much praise is put on him for admitting to doping I should have expected this given Moore's opinions in his book on Sky but I didn't realise this was the same author as I thought the writing in this was far superiorYou'd have to be into cycling to understand the context of each ride and not just see a list of European names each page but otherwise I don't know what else you could want The 20 chapters seem ideal for reading a couple at a time but I read it all on the same day and after a few dud books in a row this was a welcome tonic

  3. Julian Douglass Julian Douglass says:

    Great book that describes some of the most defining stages of the Tour de France Mr Moore paints a wonderful backstory tells what happens during the stage good and then kind of does a where are they now segment at the end but that usually is about 1 2 pages at most Really good book for a cycling enthusiast as there is a lot of lingo and talks about a lot of smaller races that a true cycling fan would know but for someone like myself who casually checks the standings at the end of July would not Book was fine overall though Great prose and flowed throughout the entire book I would pick up if you are into cycling and not someone who is new or doesn't know much about it

  4. Lakshya Kashyap Lakshya Kashyap says:

    A fantastic book for anyone who wants to know what the greatest bicycle stage racing that is the Tour de France is all aboutGoes into accounts of riders from way back before WW II to the modern day greats and has some tales and stories which have never before been heard or read The book is structured like the race 21 chapters for the 21 stages and each explaining what was or has been the greatest episode through time on that stageA must read for anyone who wants to know about cycling and it's heroes

  5. Ian Chester Ian Chester says:

    If you want a uick fix to gaps in your historic Tour de France knowledge here is a book that will bring you up to date with the key stages riders and events over the last 50 years Richard Moore not only identifies these key events but he extracts gems of unknown information by going and interviewing the riders themselves This therefore gives a riders insider view of what really makes the race and the peloton Read it uickly before this year’s Tour 2020 so you can be up to date on any zoom Tour de France chats you have with your cycling buddies

  6. Fran Hawkes Fran Hawkes says:

    Fascinating account of some of the most interesting stages of the Tour over the last 30 years I enjoyed reliving the stages I remembered as well as learning about the stages from before my timeMoore made an interesting decision to interview Lance Armstrong and include wins from him and other confirmed dopers I think this works it is better to recognise and confront the sins of the past than to sweep those years under the carpet

  7. Ryan Patrick Ryan Patrick says:

    Each chapter pretty much stands on its own but most are pretty insightful about both racing tactics and about the human experience of bicycle stage racing Not every chapter is even about a stage winner and not every stage winner in the book would go on to win the whole race it's a nice range of experiences Let's just finish off by saying that the pro peloton is full 'characters'

  8. Sid Smallman Sid Smallman says:

    A different approach to most cycling books about Le Tour it focuses on memorable stages and the story behind the scenes that made it memorable with personal interviews with the riders as opposed to a pick and mix of previous journalists stories An enjoyable and enlightening read

  9. Ellie (crackthespine) Ellie (crackthespine) says:

    This book surprisingly actually went into a lot detail than I anticipated; good if you like me are interested in the stories than the facts and figures because the stories in this book especially those you wouldn't expect to see make it

  10. Ben Barber Ben Barber says:

    I enjoyed the individual stories that brought to life some of the history of the Tour De France from a different angle The writing style was a little different to normal but it was an enjoyable read

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10 thoughts on “Etape

  1. Jinan Paquin Jinan Paquin says:

    Unfinished at 36%The content is what makes this book worth the read Moore went out of his way to find some of the most notorious riders of the Tour through the ages reminiscing on their greatest and not so great moments The book gave a lot of insight on the history of the Tour and the exclusive interviews with the riders as well as a look into where they are now made the whole account interesting The writing style is what ruined this book for me Having written about some of the defining stages of the Tour Moore had the opportunity to turn each rider's successes and failures into compelling stories with moments of suspense This would have kept my interest but the book lacked a lot in this and out of what I read there were only about 2 paragraphs where I felt this enough to be fully immersed in what I was reading Rather the stories were presented as simply an account of the events making the writing uite black and white and a little bleak for my likingUnfortunately I am not a great enough fan of the Tour to keep reading just for the content However if cycling and the Tour is something that is of great interest to you then this book would definitely be worth the read

  2. James James says:

    This seemed an interesting concept but its execution exceeded my expectations and I thought this was excellent This looked at 20 individual stages of the Tour but the interviews with the cyclists elevated this from a good idea to a genuinely original workNaturally prominent Brits feature heavily but Moore cast his net wide to include the greats like Hinault and Lemond to cyclists I had never heard of previously Sometimes the context seemed important as in the case of Millar and in others such as Chiapucci's it was the stage itself This stopped it being too formulaic in a format that leant itself to this trapInstead Moore interviewed stage winners and other key figures to tell each story in an engaging manner while touching on the post cycling lives of his interviewees Enough detail is included of the stage itself to ensure that the race was still the main feature but it never feels like a list of timegaps and Moore acknowledges the difficulty of piecing together the actual events before TV coverage armed only with contrasting Chinese whispersThe interviews add extra colour but also allow riders' honest thoughts to be expressed without the emotion or team duty at the time Armstrong unsurprisingly comes across terribly whereas Cavendish comes off well Millar is of an enigma and also part of my only criticism which is that too much praise is put on him for admitting to doping I should have expected this given Moore's opinions in his book on Sky but I didn't realise this was the same author as I thought the writing in this was far superiorYou'd have to be into cycling to understand the context of each ride and not just see a list of European names each page but otherwise I don't know what else you could want The 20 chapters seem ideal for reading a couple at a time but I read it all on the same day and after a few dud books in a row this was a welcome tonic

  3. Julian Douglass Julian Douglass says:

    Great book that describes some of the most defining stages of the Tour de France Mr Moore paints a wonderful backstory tells what happens during the stage good and then kind of does a where are they now segment at the end but that usually is about 1 2 pages at most Really good book for a cycling enthusiast as there is a lot of lingo and talks about a lot of smaller races that a true cycling fan would know but for someone like myself who casually checks the standings at the end of July would not Book was fine overall though Great prose and flowed throughout the entire book I would pick up if you are into cycling and not someone who is new or doesn't know much about it

  4. Lakshya Kashyap Lakshya Kashyap says:

    A fantastic book for anyone who wants to know what the greatest bicycle stage racing that is the Tour de France is all aboutGoes into accounts of riders from way back before WW II to the modern day greats and has some tales and stories which have never before been heard or read The book is structured like the race 21 chapters for the 21 stages and each explaining what was or has been the greatest episode through time on that stageA must read for anyone who wants to know about cycling and it's heroes

  5. Ian Chester Ian Chester says:

    If you want a uick fix to gaps in your historic Tour de France knowledge here is a book that will bring you up to date with the key stages riders and events over the last 50 years Richard Moore not only identifies these key events but he extracts gems of unknown information by going and interviewing the riders themselves This therefore gives a riders insider view of what really makes the race and the peloton Read it uickly before this year’s Tour 2020 so you can be up to date on any zoom Tour de France chats you have with your cycling buddies

  6. Fran Hawkes Fran Hawkes says:

    Fascinating account of some of the most interesting stages of the Tour over the last 30 years I enjoyed reliving the stages I remembered as well as learning about the stages from before my timeMoore made an interesting decision to interview Lance Armstrong and include wins from him and other confirmed dopers I think this works it is better to recognise and confront the sins of the past than to sweep those years under the carpet

  7. Ryan Patrick Ryan Patrick says:

    Each chapter pretty much stands on its own but most are pretty insightful about both racing tactics and about the human experience of bicycle stage racing Not every chapter is even about a stage winner and not every stage winner in the book would go on to win the whole race it's a nice range of experiences Let's just finish off by saying that the pro peloton is full 'characters'

  8. Sid Smallman Sid Smallman says:

    A different approach to most cycling books about Le Tour it focuses on memorable stages and the story behind the scenes that made it memorable with personal interviews with the riders as opposed to a pick and mix of previous journalists stories An enjoyable and enlightening read

  9. Ellie (crackthespine) Ellie (crackthespine) says:

    This book surprisingly actually went into a lot detail than I anticipated; good if you like me are interested in the stories than the facts and figures because the stories in this book especially those you wouldn't expect to see make it

  10. Ben Barber Ben Barber says:

    I enjoyed the individual stories that brought to life some of the history of the Tour De France from a different angle The writing style was a little different to normal but it was an enjoyable read

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