Monday, June 9, 2014

Chiappucci, Poli, Pantani, 20 Great Stages from the Modern Tour de France

20 Great Stages from the Modern Tour de France
by Richard Moore

What if all the best Tour stages happened in one race? In Étape, critically acclaimed author Richard Moore weaves first-person interviews with cycling’s great riders to assemble a “dream team” of the best Tour de France stages in modern history.

Featuring exclusive interviews with the Tour’s legends and scoundrels about their best-ever day on the bike (and their most heartbreaking defeats), Moore unravels lingering mysteries and recounts strange tales from 20 great stages of the Tour: LeMond’s impossible return from near-death, Schleck’s primal scream atop the Galibier, Merckx’s self-described toughest Tour, Cav’s mind-bending victory in Aubenas, Hinault’s hellish battle with Fignon. Italians Chiappucci, Poli, and Pantani are also part of the “dream team”.

Étape assembles the greatest days of modern Tour history into a Tour de France of incredible victory, glorious failure, shocking revelation, and beautiful memories. In the words of those who were there, Étape recreates each day vividly and reveals the beauty and the madness of cycling’s greatest race.

Table of Contents:
Chris Boardman, Lille, 1994
Bernard Hinault, Lille, 1980
Claudio Chiappucci, Futuroscope, 1990
Lance Armstrong, Limoges, 1995
Marc Sergeant/Frans Maassen, Montlucon, 1992
Crosswinds, Saint-Amand-Montrond, 2013
Mark Cavendish, Aubenas, 2009
Mark Cavendish/Bernie Eisel, Pau, 2010
Urs Zimmermann, Rest Day, 1991
Lance Armstrong, Luz Ardiden, 2003
José Luis Viejo, Manosque, 1976
Freddy Maertens, Narbonne, 1981
Eros Poli, Mont Ventoux, 1994
Eddy Merckx, Orcieres/Marseille, 1971
Luis Herrera, Alpe d’Huez, 1984
Claudio Chiappucci, Sestriere, 1992
Marco Pantani, Les Deux Alpes, 1998
Andy Schleck, Col du Galibier, 2011
David Millar, Annonay, 2012
Greg LeMond, Paris, 1989

Paperback with b&w photographs throughout.
6″ x 9″, 256 pp., $18.95, 9781937715304
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