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The Resource Ventoux : sacrifice and suffering on the Giant of Provence, Jeremy Whittle

Ventoux : sacrifice and suffering on the Giant of Provence, Jeremy Whittle

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Ventoux : sacrifice and suffering on the Giant of Provence
Title
Ventoux
Title remainder
sacrifice and suffering on the Giant of Provence
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Whittle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Mont Ventoux, the Giant of Provence, is a legendary and extreme mountain climb. The terrible ascent of Ventoux's south side - famed for the death of Tom Simpson in the 1967 Tour - encapsulates both the gladiatorial brutality and epic beauty of this cruel sport, but also highlights cycling's ongoing battle to exorcise its demons. Revealing the little-known history of racing on Ventoux in races other than the Tour, Whittle tells the story of a special and extreme climb that has driven riders to near-hysteria and also to wild excesses of doping. In interviews with Eddy Merckx, Greg LeMond, Lance Armstrong, Bernard Hinault, Dave Brailsford, Tyler Hamilton and many others, he explores the elemental fear of the Giant of Provence
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whittle, Jeremy
Dewey number
  • 796.6'2'0944
  • 796.6'2'0944
  • 796.620944
  • 796.620944
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tour de France (Bicycle race)
  • Ventoux Mountain (France)
  • Sport
Label
Ventoux : sacrifice and suffering on the Giant of Provence, Jeremy Whittle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781471113000
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
315 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781471113000
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), map (black and white)
Label
Ventoux : sacrifice and suffering on the Giant of Provence, Jeremy Whittle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781471113000
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
315 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781471113000
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), map (black and white)

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