Speed Read Tour de France

Speed Read Tour de France

The History, Strategies and Intrigue Behind the World's Greatest Bicycle Race

John Wilcockson


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The Tour de France is the world's most grueling and exciting cycling race. Speed Read: Tour de France breaks down its history and complexities to make anyone an instant expert.


John Wilcockson:

John Wilcockson has covered the Tour de France 45 times and written more than a dozen books. In 2017, he received the AIJC’s Outstanding Achievement in the field of Cycling Journalism Award. Wilcockson has been the editor-in-chief of five cycling magazines, including VeloNews and Winning: Bicycle Racing Illustrated, and he is currently editor-at-large of Peloton Magazine. He was the first cycling correspondent for The Times and The Sunday Times of London; he has contributed to publications as diverse as Outside, Men’s Journal, The New York Times, and The Guardian; and he has appeared frequently on national TV news programs, including CNN, MSNBC, ESPN, ABC, and NBC. His most successful books include John Wilcockson’s World of Cycling, 23 Days in July (an ESPN Book of the Year), and Lance (a New York Times bestseller). He lives in Boulder, Colorado.