“Tour de France 100” publishes in May to celebrate 100th anniversary of cycling’s most iconic race

tour_de_france_100_bookPublishing in May to mark the 100th anniversary of the Tour de France, “Tour de France 100: The definitive history of the world’s greatest race” is a lavish and unique guide to the world’s most famous and most fiercely contested race.  It contains comprehensive profiles of 100 of the Tour’s most famous stages, each featuring unique, detailed computer-generated artwork of the route, along with other key facts, figures and information, radiating a multitude of stories and facts. All together, this book provides a complete and expert vision of the race through its most seminal moments.

The book also presents 300 fascinating photographs that capture historic events, along with a comprehensive directory listing of every jersey winner and a narrative front section that explores the bizarre stories and myths surround the race.

Sumptuous and inspiring, this book is a fitting celebration of such a prestigious sporting event. No other book tells the history of the Tour in such a compelling and visually beautiful way.


Peter Cossins is a freelance cycling journalist and former editor of Procycling Magazine. He edited the Official Tour de France guide for the magazine, has been writing and reporting on cycling for over 20 years and has worked on every Tour during that time.

Isabel Best is a British writer living in Paris. She writes on French sport, food, culture and fashion and regularly contributes to the Financial TimesProcyclingElleand the Independent on Sunday.

Chris Sidwells is a best­selling author, journalist, photographer and broadcaster, reporting on every aspect of cycling and fitness. His work has featured in Cycle SportCycling WeeklyMen’s Fitness and GQ and he is the author of CyclosportiveA Race for Madmen and Complete Bike Book.

Ron Callahan is the chief cook and bottlewasher at Bike World News, doing everything from website design to bike reviews.

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