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From Fausto Coppi's victory on Alpe d'Huez, to Jacques Anquetil and Raymond Poulidor's epic battle on the Puy de Dôme, from René Vietto's shameless weeping, to Greg LeMond soiling himself in his struggle with Bernard Hinault.

From the Italian whose victory prevented a revolution, to the British champion whose dying words were 'put me back on my bike', and the convicted doper who declared 'I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles'.

Part love letter to the humble bicycle, part history of the Tour de France, Twenty-One Nights in July reveals how cycling transcended mere sport to become a philosophy for the modern age.

  • Publisher: Hunter Publishers (June 30, 2014)
  • Length: 272 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780980740509