Aussie Aussie Aussie Oui, Oui, Oui

Rupert Guinness

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publisher Place: Milsons Point
Publisher Year: 2003
Edition: First Edition

Description: 210 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout.

Publishers Description: Rupert Guinness writes about cycling with immense passion and knowledge. His latest effort to chronicle the Aussies who have made the voyage to big time European pro-cycling is long overdue. The current crop of Aussies are some of the toughest in the bunch and are now a true force in world cycling. And we even speak the same language! From the gritty Stuart O'Grady, the super-talented Evans, the cocky McEwen, to my loyal teammate, Matt White. They are all tough and talented" - Lance Armstrong The early years of the Tour de France were wobbly, to say the least. In 1904, the race's second year, the first four cyclists were disqualified for jumping on trains to shorten the event. So rampant was the cheating and skulduggery that Henri Desgrange, the race's founder, declared it 'dead' before it had even begun. Eighty-nine editions later, the Tour is celebrating its centenary in July 2003. (The race was suspended during the world wars). It has become one of the world's greatest sporting spectacles, bringing 20 million people to the roadsides of Europe to watch extraordinary feats of courage and endurance. In the words of Lance Armstrong- "If you don't like pain, then don't ride." In

ISBN: 9781740512459

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