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Tour de France, The Golden Age 1940 – 1970

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Heroïsche gevechten op de flanken van de Galibier, dramatiek op de Mont-Ventoux. Onder meer Coppi, Poulidor, Merckx en natuurlijk Jan Janssen en Joop Zoetemelk herleven in dit lijvige koffietafelboek. Een ode aan de helden en verliezers van de Tour de France.

“Eagle of Toledo” and “The Cannibal,” “The Angel of the Mountains” and “Leatherhead.” A sporting event where the heroes earn nicknames like these must be incredibly powerful and alluring. The names reflect the nearly mythical aura surrounding the Tour de France. The men who bore these monikers, Federico Bahamontes and Eddy Merckx, Charly Gaul and Jean Robic, are only some of the protagonists representing the golden era of cycling who appear in this wonderful coffee table book. We see them on their legendary mountain stages, marked by inhuman strain and exertion, and as victors at the finish line, relieved and feted by cheering crowds. As appealing as these pictures from the 1940’s to the 1970’s are, some of their charm comes from the odd detail that makes a contemporary viewer smile: the leather helmet Jean Robic wore (ergo “Leatherhead”), or cyclists repairing and inflating tires themselves. Especially impressive are the photo series of epic duels, such as the one between Jacques Anquetil and Raymond Poulidor. Whether color or black and white, the photographs in this volume have a very special patina that allows the reader to revel in the greatest moments of a race that has enthralled millions of people since 1903.

Aantal foto's

120

Aantal pagina's

176

Auteur

Jean-luc Gatellier

Formaat

28 x 34

ISBN

9783832732745

Talen in dit boek

Duits, Engels, Frans

Uitgever

TeNeues

Uitvoering

Hardcover