Review: Le Tour by Geoffrey Wheatcroft

A bonus Saturday review for you since the world’s greatest cycling race kicks off today: Le Tour by Geoffrey Wheatcroft.

The toughest race in the world is bound to have a decent story or two in its history, and Wheatcroft has the inside scoop.

My favourite bit is the shenanigans from the spectators in the second ever race – beating up competitors, and  scattering nails across the roads. Turns out cheating is nothing new to cycling:


Well written, funny and warm. This is my favourite history of my favourite cycling race.

So what do you think? Have you read it? Did you like it? Would you recommend it?

Let me know in the comments!

If you’re after another book on cycling, then why not try these:

Review: Sex, Lies & Handlebar Tape The Remarkable Life of Jacques Anquetil by Paul Howard - The weirdest guy to ever win the Tour de France - you won't believe what he got up to...
Review: Put Me Back On My Bike – In Search Of Tom Simpson by William Fotheringham - We're celebrating the latest action from Le Tour, with Fotheringham's biography of the great Tom Simpson...

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