The First Tour de France Kindle Ö Tour de PDF/EPUB
- 384 pages
- The First Tour de France
- Peter Cossins
- 10 January 2014 Peter Cossins
✈ [PDF / Epub] ✅ The First Tour de France By Peter Cossins ✸ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk From its inception the 1903 Tour de France was a colorful affair Full of adventure mishaps and audacious attempts at cheating it was a race to be remembered Cyclists of the time weren't enthusiastic a From its inception Tour de PDF/EPUB ½ the Tour de France was a colorful affair Full of adventure mishaps and audacious attempts at cheating it was a race to be remembered Cyclists of the time weren't enthusiastic about The First Kindle - participating in this heroic race on roads suited to hooves than wheels with bikes weighing up to thirty five pounds on a single fixed gear for three full weeks Assembling enough riders for the race meant paying unemployed amateurs from the suburbs of Paris including a butcher a chimney sweep and a circus acrobat From Maurice The White Bulldog Garin an Italian born Frenchman whose parents were said to have swapped him for a round of cheese in order to smuggle him into France as a fourteen year old to Hippolyte Aucouturier who looked like a villain from a Buster Keaton movie with his jersey of horizontal stripes and handlebar moustache the cyclists were a remarkable bunch Starting in the Parisian suburb of Montgeron the route took the intrepid cyclists through Lyon over the hills to Marseille then on to Toulouse Bordeaux and Nantes ending with great fanfare at the Parc des Princes in Paris There was no indication that this ramshackle cycling pack would draw crowds to throng France's rutted roads and cheer the first Tour heroes But they did; and all thanks to a marketing ruse cycling would never be the same again.