The Tour de France is coming up again! Everyone involved in cycling is looking forward to it. The images come into your living room or vacation home. Even better is to have a spot along the course and soak up the real atmosphere although in this corona time that is again not possible for everyone. In short, every cycling fan experiences these weeks in his own way.

The newspapers and magazines containing the day’s courses, team compositions, connoisseurs’ forecasts and the like are beside you. Enough is written to prepare you well. But to understand the present you have to dive into the past quite often. Our editor Teus Korporaal has done just that. He takes the reader in his new book to Brittany where the Tour will start in Brest on June 26. He begins by introducing the first stages in Brittany including the famous Mûr de Bretagne. He then introduces the great Breton celebrities Jean Robic, Louison Bobet and Bernard Hinault. Together, these men “accounted” for nine final victories. When you have read it and looked through it, you look again with different eyes at the first stages of this 108th edition of the Tour de France that passes through their region. In short, a beautiful document as a prelude to a beautiful cycling summer.

The book is available in bookstores and can be ordered directly from www.sportmediashop.nl for €19.99.

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