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In ETAPE, critically acclaimed author Richard Moore will take readers on a virtual Tour de France, with each chapter focusing on a single rider in a single stage that came to define the Tour’s history.

In Étape, critically acclaimed author Richard Moore tells the stories behind some of the defining stages in the Tour de France’s history through the eyes of the protagonists: the heroes and villains, stars and journeymen.
Featuring exclusive new interviews with Mark Cavendish, Lance Armstrong, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault, Greg LeMond, David Millar, Chris Boardman and many other Tour riders past and present, Étape spans six decades in conveying the mystery, beauty and madness of the world’s greatest bike race.
The book includes Boardman’s famous debut in 1994, Cavendish’s best and worst stages, an emotionally charged win for Armstrong in Limoges in 1995 and his dramatic, drug-fuelled victory eight years later at Luz Ardiden, as well as iconic stages featuring giants of the sport: Merckx’s toughest Tour, Hinault’s journey through hell, LeMond’s return from near-death, and the tragic Marco Pantani’s domination of the most controversial race in Tour history, among others.
From the Alps to the Pyrenees, the sun-soaked plains of the midi to the rain-lashed cobbles of the north, Étape takes the reader on a virtual Tour. Along the way, in shedding new light on familiar events, unravelling mysteries and exploring untold stories, it confirms the Tour de France as unrivalled in its creation of myths and legends, and as a stage for courage, scandal, skill, and drama.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 14245 KB
  • Print Length: 353 pages
  • Publisher: HarperSport (5 Jun. 2014)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H6WN68I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

Loved it!

 on 9 August 2015
By Amazon Customer
A really easy, enjoyable and interesting read. I have followed the Tour avidly for the last 5 years and felt I head a handle on it but the chapters in this book, while dealing with various individual stages, clarified and broadened my understanding of less well known aspects, such as the “Grupetto”, appreciably and put flesh on the bones of many greats, many of whom I knew very little about. At the same time, Richard Moore revealed the failings and weaknesses of the big names while elevating the little known domestiques to new levels in my eyes. Perhaps dyed in the wool cycling enthusiasts know all the stories and characters involved and would think it a bit “light” but I would heartily recommend this book to anyone who has even a little knowledge about cycling or has an interest in finding out more about it.

Five Stars

 on 16 May 2017
By Amazon Customer
A must for any cycling bookcase!!

Educational and enjoyable

 on 25 August 2015
By Kindle Customer
Enjoyed a lot learned something as well

You need this book in your cycling collection.

5 people found this helpful.
 on 10 June 2014
By Guest 101
That Richard Moore can write exceptionally well about cycling is now surely beyond doubt and his recent forays into the even murkier world of athletics show that his skills also translate well to other subject matter. His previous books on cycling are a fascinating study on individuals or teams. The depth of his knowledge and research are brought to life by both his writing style and his ability to go beyond a simple factual account of historic events by drawing out the human side to each story. This all holds true in relation to this new book.

Great Cycling stories

4 people found this helpful.
 on 19 June 2014
By Carlos
Richard Moore’s new book Etape is a wonderfully enjoyable look at a number of individual stages of The Tour. He has taken an individual stage, in fact even a rest day, and taken a fresh look at what happened and why. Re-interviewing the protagonists, their stories are often different to the version of events told at the time. Hindsight is a wonderful thing and this book certainly capitalises from this.

Compelling stories from the world’s most famous bike race

8 people found this helpful.
 on 5 June 2014
By steph
Readers of Richard Moore’s previous books will find more to savour here in a selection of compelling stories capturing key stages from the Tour.

Deep and powerful

2 people found this helpful.
 on 4 July 2014
By B. A. Baker
If you think you know Le Tour and competitive cycling, read this book and realise how hard it is to truly understand this game. Richard Moore provides wonderful glimpses into the deep complexities of this amazing sporting adventure. An absolute must for anyone interested in understanding what motivates the riders and fuels their passion.

Fun read

2 people found this helpful.
 on 18 June 2014
By Martin McEvoy
Great book, antidote to the understandable cycnicism of the sport. Great stories, well told, by someone who clearly loves the sport, warts and all.

A must read

 on 1 December 2015
By Mark Odom
Really enjoyed this book, gave a great snapshot of the TDF through the generations. to begin with I was expecting this to be a bit of a disjointed read with each chapter skipping to a totally differnt era and stage. However this is what actually makes the book, the diversity of the writing is enthralling. I knew a fair bit about the modern era of the event, but some of the stories and history of the event are simply amazing. A must read for any cycling fan or even if you are just into sports literature in general. I am now looking to explore the author further as this is definitely one you won’t want to put down.

Does the race and riders justice

 on 6 December 2016
By AdamGR
What a great idea, the story of the Tour told through hand picked stages from different eras. The characterizations are excellent bringing to life to the motivations and demons of various riders, some famous others obscure. It really makes you appreciate what an amazing phenomenon the Tour is, where some people give everything they have in its service some even their lives. You could not fail to read this book without coming away feeling a sense of admiration for the people who have and continue to make this race so special. Looking forward to searching out the videos on You Tube of some of the stages covered.
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