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The Official Encyclopedia of the Yellow Jersey

100 Years of the Yellow Jersey (Maillot Jaune)

By Hamlyn

  • Hardback
  • £25.00

The ultimate guide to the history of the Tour de France and its winners

On the occasion of the 2019 Tour de France Yellow Jersey's centenary, comes The Official Encyclopedia of the Maillot Jaune.

Divided into four major parts, this book covers the incredible stories of every Yellow Jersey winner, the Kings of the Kings - the five times winners of the Tour, the Yellow Jersey's adaptations in books, film and art, and the wearers and statistics per day, duration, country and more! This encyclopedia is the must-have for all the Tour's lovers!

Features:
- Official statistics established by L'Équipe (the no.1 French sports newspaper) and used by the Tour de France
- 30-page frieze with photographs and biographies of all the successive Yellow Jersey's wearers, from Eugène Christophe, the first wearer, to Geraint Thomas, the 2018 Tour de France and Yellow Jersey winner
- Exclusive, never-revealed interview of Eugène Christophe from the Tour de France archives
- Extra chapter on the British reign since 2012, with Wiggins, Froome and Thomas

Biographical Notes

Philippe Bouvet is a sports journalist specialised in cycling for the newspaper L'Équipe for more than 30 years and son of the famous cyclist Albert Bouvet - Cycling Champion of France in the early 60s.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780600636335
  • Publication date: 11 Jul 2019
  • Page count: 272
  • Imprint: Hamlyn
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