“When Heroes Were Giants” is an encyclopedic tour of the history of the world’s greatest cycle race

The Quill of Tacitus Book Blog

PARIS, France — Sunbury Press has released author James L. Witherell’s new edition of his encyclopedic history of the Tour de France “When Heroes Were Giants: 101 Tours de France.”

whwg_fcAbout the Book:
By far the most complete history of the Tour de France ever written–in any language–When Heroes Were Giants: 101 Tours de Francetakes the reader into the heart of every “Grande Boucle” (Big Loop) held since 1903. Exhaustively researched over the past fifteen years, this account of the world’s greatest sporting event not only covers every race in great detail, it also explores how the Tour de France became a country’s national obsession–and why.

Draconian rules, bitter rivalries, and even sabotage are all part of the Tour’s colorful history, and When Heroes Were Giants captures all of the event’s action and drama. Every chapter opens with a look into feuds, collaborations, and other subplots that often…

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