A lively and entertaining history of the riders who have come in last place during the grueling 3,000-mile Tour de FranceFroome, Wiggins, Mercks―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...
By Max Leonard
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Pegasus Books; 1 edition (June 14, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches
Amazon Rank: 859669
Format: PDF ePub djvu ebook
Well-written and enjoyable exploration of what it means to be the last of the best - one has to be an incredible athlete to even participate in the Tour de France... Leonard's research into the "Lanternes Rouges" of the past centuries is illuminating