Award-winning sports Journalist and author
Award-winning sports Journalist and author
  • Roule Britannia: A History of Britons in the Tour De France

    £8.00

    Originally published in 2005 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Brian Robinson becoming first Briton to finish the Tour de France, this takes the history of British cyclists in the Tour chronologically from the first Great Britain team back in 1955.

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Originally published in 2005 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Brian Robinson becoming first Briton to finish the Tour de France, this takes the history of British cyclists in the Tour chronologically from the first Great Britain team back in 1955.

There are interviews with pretty much every British Tour finisher, and individual chapters on stars such as Robert Millar, Sean Yates, Tom Simpson and Barry Hoban, with the history of the Tour itself over the last half century as a backdrop.

To celebrate the achievements of Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins and to bring the book up to date, it was relaunched in 2012 with a new cover and chapters dealing with Cav’, Wiggins and Team Sky.

 

Reviews:

‘Ingenious… you emerge from the book feeling rather proud of all these misfits and outsiders. Fotheringham’s fondness for them is infectious.’
The Telegraph

‘Fotheringham tells each story with passion and sensitivity without losing the narrative sweep.’ 

Sunday Times

Review of the first edition from 2005 by Paul Newman in the Independent
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Review of the first edition from the Washing Machine Post blog
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Edited version of the Robert Millar chapter on Washing Machine Post
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Yellow Jersey Press
First published June 2005
ISBN 9780713645408