2010 Tour de France: Post Race Selections from Your Library

Le Tour de France ended on Sunday, and the world watched as Alberto Contador pedaled his way to his third win while Lance Armstrong and Team Radioshack rolled into a team victory. If you are a fan of the Tour like I am, you may want to find out more about this exciting race and its history. The library has plenty of books on the Tour, Lance Armstrong and his career, as well as other books on cycling. Check one out today!

Comeback 2.0Lance Armstrong. Comeback 2.0: Up Close and Personal
Seven-time Tour de France winner and cancer-survivor Lance Armstrong offers a first-person photo-journal of his 2009 comeback season, during which he helped promote a global cancer-awareness campaign, in a book with behind-the-scenes photos and stunning four-color shots of racing action.

 

 Leah Garcia. Knack Cycling for Everyone : A Guide to Road, Mountain, and Commuter Biking
Comprehensive guide to all styles of cycling. Helps you choose the bike that's right for you, plus the accessories you need for comfortable riding. Step by step instructions to help introduce or re-introduce you to the world of cycling. Tips and rules of the road for beginners and intermediate cyclists alike.

 

Inside the PelotonGraeme Fife. Inside the Peloton: Riding, Winning and Losing the Tour de France
Drawing on interviews and personal stories from the cyclists and support crew, Fife paints a complete portrait of the sport of competitive cycling.

 

 

Positivily FalseFloyd Landis. Positively False: The Real Story of How I Won the Tour de France
Winning the 2006 Tour de France should have been the culmination of a life's dream for Floyd Landis, but three days later, he was accused of using banned performance-enhancing drugs. Released by his team and threatened with the removal of his title, Landis went from winning the most prestigious race of his career to being unfairly labeled as a cheater, a liar, and a doper. This book is at once a memoir and an indictment of the unchecked governing bodies of cycling which have compromised the integrity of the sport. Landis details the highs and lows of his career as he lays bare the inner workings of the cycling world--a place where athletes are subject to the antiquated science, flawed interpretive protocols, and draconian legal processes of the anti-doping agencies--and finally lays to rest the scandal that threatened to destroy everything he's worked so hard to achieve.--From publisher description.

Bob Roll. The Tour de France Companion : A Nuts, Bolts & Spokes Guide to the Greatest Race in the World
A fully illustrated guide to the Tour by a former racer--learn about how their bikes are different than the ones we ride, the physical challenges racers face, how teams work together, what all of those colored jerseys mean and more.

 

Find more books on the Tour de France and cycling in our catalog.