The must-have encyclopedia for all Tour de France fans.
Celebrating the centenary of cycling’s most iconic award, The Official Encyclopedia of the Yellow Jersey is a visually stunning and comprehensive look at all the wearers of the ‘maillot jaune’.
In this book, acclaimed L’Ãquipe journalists Philippe Bouvet and FrÃ©dÃ©rique Galametz bring to life the 100-year history of spectacular sporting achievement, covering incredible stories from the ‘Hall of Fame’ including five-time winner Miguel Indurain, and statistics on the yellow jersey, the 266 race leaders who have worn it and much more.
This book includes:
– A preface from 11-time Grand Tour winner, Eddy Merckx
– A look at the rise of the British reign since 2012, with Wiggins, Froome and Thomas
– All the official statistics established by L’Ãquipe (the no.1 French sports newspaper) and used by the Tour de France, from the yellow jersey winners by country, to the ‘National Firsts’ – the first riders from each nation to wear the yellow jersey
– Photographs and biographies of all the successive yellow jersey wearers over the past 100 years, from the first wearer, EugÃ¨ne Christophe, to the 2018 Tour de France and yellow jersey winner, Geraint Thomas
The perfect guide for all those with a passion for sport.