Tour de France For Dummies (John Wiley & Sons, ISBN: 0764584499), a
plain-English guide to the world's most famous-and grueling-bicycle
race, has been published.
As Lance Armstrong continues his training for a seventh straight event
title, Tour de France For Dummies provides an easy-to-follow,
entertaining guide that demystifies the history, strategy, rules,
techniques, equipment and competitors in the world's most grueling and
intriguing multiday, multistage sporting event. It includes an
eight-page, full-color photography insert from recent Tour de France
The 280-page volumes tells readers how to:
* Follow the race and team tactics;
* Understand how colored jerseys are awarded;
* Scout the route;
* Stay on top of news and results;
* Travel to the Tour de France.
The book is co-written by a diverse trio of authors who have a combined
44 years of Tour de France experience. The book's foreword is written
by Lance Armstrong.
Phil Liggett is the world's most popular English-speaking cycling
commentator. As a journalist and broadcaster, he has attended the Tour
de France for 32 consecutive years.
James Raia is a veteran journalist who has covered cycling for more
than 25 years. A syndicated journalist, publisher and radio
commentator, he has reported on the Tour de France for numerous
publications, including the Miami Herald and Sacramento Bee, since 1997.
Sammarye Lewis is a photojournalist. She has provided dispatches to
various print and electronic publications as VeloGal, and she's the
creator of myriad Podium Girl Gone Bad products.
Combined, the authors provide a comprensive guide to the wondrous
spectacle known as Le Tour.
The book is available via major retailers and online outlets as well as
on co-author James Raia's web site: http://www.ByJamesRaia.com
The 92nd Tour de France will be held July 2-24.
Co-author, Tour de France For Dummies
Co-host, Adventure Sports Radio Show
Web site: http://www.ByJamesRaia.com
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