Cafe Bookshelf

The Great Loop, by Dave Thomas

3

An atmospheric 1911-set cycling novel. Gustave Charrier falls in love and enters the Tour. But which is more important, winning the big buckle or wooing the woman he loves?

Win The Complete Book of the Tour de France

31

It's competition time on the Café Bookshelf again and this time you're getting a chance to win a copy of The Complete Book of the Tour de France, written by Feargal McKay and published in the UK by...

Reading the Race, by Jamie Smith with Chris Horner

3

Race announcer Jamie Smith and Tour of Spain winner Chris Horner tell you how to read the race.

Interview: Tim Moore

6

French Revolutions and Gironimo! author Tim Moore pops into the Café to talk cycling the route of the 1914 Tour de France on a vintage bicycle and in full hipster-chic eroica kit.

At Speed, by Mark Cavendish

7

Title: At Speed - My Life in the Fast Lane Author: Mark Cavendish (with Daniel Friebe) Publisher: Ebury Press Year: 2013 Pages: 314 Order: Ebury What it is: Volume two of the autobiographies of...

Gironimo!, by Tim Moore

5

French Revolutions author Tim Moore takes on the route of the 1914 Giro on a bike made with wood and wine corks

The 1914 Giro d'Italia

4

The 1914 Giro d'Italia was the toughest of them all, tougher than any edition before or since, tougher than any other Grand Tour. Of the 81 riders who started just 8 were left on their bikes at its...

Book Review: 100 Greatest Climbs of the Tour

83

In the warmer months of 2013 Simon Warren visited France on several separate whirlwind trips with the goal of cycling 100 climbs that had all previously appeared in the Tour de France. The full...

Shadows on the Road, by Michael Barry

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Former Lance Armstrong and Bradley Wiggins team-mate Michael Barry talks about life in the professional peloton and cycling's undying culture of potions and pills.

Lanterne Rouge, by Max Leonard

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A history of the Tour de France from the perspective of the last man home, the lanterne rouge.

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