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    • The First Tour de France

    • Sixty Cyclists and Nineteen Days of Daring on the Road to Paris
    • By: Peter Cossins
    • Narrated by: Joseph Kloska
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The first Tour De France was a far cry from the polished international sporting event we see on television today. Organized by the financially free falling L'Auto magazine, the desperate editors thought that organizing a grand cycling tour was the only thing that could save their publication. But in 1903, cyclists weren't enthusiastic about what was pitched to them as a heroic race through roads more suited to hooves than wheels, with bikes weighing up to 44 pounds, on a single fixed gear, for three full weeks.

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    • Amazing history of the greatest sporting ever.

    • By Dave Cook on 10-04-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Butcher, Blacksmith, Acrobat, Sweep

    • The Tale of the First Tour de France
    • By: Peter Cossins
    • Narrated by: Joseph Kloska
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
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    Full of adventure, mishaps and audacious attempts at cheating, the first Tour de France in 1903 was a colourful affair. Its riders included characters like Maurice "The White Bulldog" Garin, an Italian-born Frenchman whose parents were said to have swapped him for a round of cheese in order to smuggle him into France as a 14-year-old; and Hippolyte Aucouturier, who, with his jersey of horizontal stripes and handlebar moustache, looked like the villain from a Buster Keaton movie.

    Regular price: $20.65