Overview:Riding in the Zone Rouge: The Tour of the Battlefields 1919 - Cycling's Toughest-Ever Stage Race - 'An evocatively thoughtful wider history of the race, the war and the peace' GUARDIAN'Occasionally funny and regularly poignant, brilliantly focused in its research . . . His drive, wit and curiosity inform Zone Rouge . . . gently profound and genuinely moving' HERALDThe Circuit des Champs de Bataille (the Tour of the Battlefields) was held in 1919, less than six months after the end of the First World War. It covered 2,000 kilometres and was raced in appalling conditions across the battlefields of the Western Front, otherwise known as the Zone Rouge. The race was so tough that only 21 riders finished, and it was never staged again.With one of the most demanding routes ever to feature in a bicycle race, and plagued by appalling weather conditions, the Circuit des Champs de Bataille was beyond gruelling, but today its extraordinary story is largely forgotten. Many of the riders came to the event straight from the army and had to ride 18-hour stages through sleet and snow across the battlefields on which they had fought, and lost friends and family, only a few months before. But in addition to the hellish conditions there were moments of high comedy, even farce.The rediscovered story of the Circuit des Champs de Bataille is an epic tale of human endurance, suffering and triumph over extreme adversity.
This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725641-9781409171157. It was written by the following authors: Tom Isitt. Book Riding in the Zone Rouge: The Tour of the Battlefields 1919 - Cycling's Toughest-Ever Stage Race, which can be read online, published by the company: Orion Publishing Co. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: History, Sports Books. The book was published on 2020-06-11 00:00:00. It has 320 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 280 g. File for download Riding in the Zone Rouge: The Tour of the Battlefields 1919 - Cycling's Toughest-Ever Stage Race has PDF format and is called riding-in-the-zone-rouge-the-tour-of-the-battlefields-1919-cyclings-toughest-ever-stage-race.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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