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    Alley-side Pickup: 10am - 7pm

    3038 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN
    612-822-4611

Open Daily: 10am - 10pm | Alley-side Pickup: 10am - 7pm
3038 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN
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Lantern Rouge: The Last Man in the Tour de France

Lantern Rouge: The Last Man in the Tour de France

Leonard, Max

Paperback

FictionCycling

ISBN10: 1681771365
ISBN13: 9781681771366
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Published: Aug 27 2019
Pages: 272
Weight: 0.62
Height: 0.70 Width: 5.50 Depth: 8.20
Language: English

Froome, Wiggins, Mercks --we know the winners of the Tour de France, but Lanterne Rouge tells the forgotten, often inspirational, and occasionally absurd stories of the last-placed rider. We learn of stage winners and former yellow jerseys who tasted life at the other end of the pack; the breakaway leader who stopped for a bottle of wine and then took a wrong turn; the doper whose drug cocktail accidentally slowed him down; and the rider who was recognized as the most combative despite finishing at the back. Max Leonard fl ips the Tour de France on its head and examines what these stories tell us about ourselves, the 99% who don't win the trophy, and forces us to re-examine the meaning of success, failure, and the very nature of sport.

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