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The Resource The end of the road : the Festina affair and the tour that almost wrecked cycling, Alasdair Fotheringham

The end of the road : the Festina affair and the tour that almost wrecked cycling, Alasdair Fotheringham

Label
The end of the road : the Festina affair and the tour that almost wrecked cycling
Title
The end of the road
Title remainder
the Festina affair and the tour that almost wrecked cycling
Statement of responsibility
Alasdair Fotheringham
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Tour de France is always one of the sporting calendar's most spectacular and dramatic events. But the 1998 Tour provided drama like no other. As the opening stages in Ireland unfolded, the Festina team's soigneur Willy Voet was arrested on the French-Belgian border with a car-load of drugs. Raid after police raid followed, with arrest after arrest hammering the Tour. In protest, there were riders' strikes and go-slows, with several squads withdrawing en masse and one expelled. By the time the Tour reached Paris, just 96 of the 189 starters remained. And of those 189 starters, more than a quarter were later reported to have doped. Voet's arrest was just the beginning of sport's biggest mass doping controversy - what became known as the Festina affair. This book provides in-depth analysis and a colourful evocation of the tumultuous events during the 1998 Tour
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fotheringham, Alasdair
Dewey number
  • 796.6'2'094409049
  • 796.6'2'094409049
  • 796.6'2'094409049
  • 796.62094409049
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tour de France (Bicycle race)
  • Cycling
  • Doping in sports
  • Sport
Label
The end of the road : the Festina affair and the tour that almost wrecked cycling, Alasdair Fotheringham
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781472913043
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
344 pages, 16 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781472913043
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (colour)
Label
The end of the road : the Festina affair and the tour that almost wrecked cycling, Alasdair Fotheringham
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781472913043
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
344 pages, 16 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781472913043
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (colour)

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      51.4948594 -0.2239664
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