Lanterne Rouge

The Last Man in the Tour de France
CD - unabridged
Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: DD42753
Released: May 14, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982586577
Narrator/s: Andrew Fallaize
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A lively and entertaining history of the riders who have come in last place during the grueling 3,000-mile Tour de France Froome, Wiggins, Merckx-we know the winners of the Tour de France, but Lanterne Rouge tells the forgotten, often inspirational, and occasionally absurd stories of the last-placed rider. We learn of stage winners and former yellow jerseys who tasted life at the other end of the bunch, the breakaway leader who stopped for a bottle of wine and then took a wrong turn, the doper whose drug cocktail accidentally slowed him down, and the rider who was recognized as the most combative despite finishing at the back. Max Leonard flips the Tour de France on its head and examines what these stories tell us about ourselves, the ninetey-nine percent who don't win the trophy, and forces us to re-examine the meaning of success, failure, and the very nature of sport.

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Author(s): Max Leonard
Genre: Sports

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Lanterne Rouge
Product Number: BX00098335
Product Number:Z100144914
Product Number:DD42753

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Author(s): Max Leonard
Narrator(s): Andrew Fallaize
Genre: Sports
Product Number Z100144914
Released: May 14, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982586621

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