As the 2007 Tour prepared for its London start, no-one could have predicted the outcome. With the cycling world tangled in drug scandals at the close of the last Tour, long-standing and successful teams underwent dramatic changes that set the stage for an exciting and unpredictable 2007 Tour de France. John Wilcockson and the editors of "VeloNews" follow the jersey winners from the start of the Pro Tour season all the way to the Champs-Elysees, capturing the heroics of cycling's most famous race.Each stage of France's grueling three-week race comes to life with maps, stage profiles, and photographs of the pivotal moments. With intimate coverage of each jersey pursuit, "The 2007 Tour de France" delivers much more than an annual race recap. The peloton's most promising riders - climbers, sprinters, newcomers and top contenders - will stop at nothing to get the maillot jaune as millions eagerly await the next great Tour champion."The 2007 Tour de France" is uniquely comprehensive in its full recap and illustration of the world's most popular and closely scrutinised bike race.
For the first time, the Tour started in the UK with the London Prologue on July 7th, followed by Stage 1's blast to Canterbury - viewed by millions. The book is written by top journalists in cycling; the editors of "VeloNews" magazine, which is an internationally respected journal of competitive cycling and the only national publication in the U.S. that is dedicated exclusively to the sport. It features the popular photography of Graham Watson in colour photospreads.
VeloNews is regarded as the premier magazine for competitive cycling, with decades of editorial experience in race coverage. John Wilcockson from the UK is a respected author, cycling historian, and editorial director for VeloNews. Other contributors include VeloNews editors, writers, and photographers, as well as professional riders.