Este libro TOUR DE FRANCE: THE GOLDEN AGE 1940-1970 de la editorial TENEUES VERLAG esta escrito por el gran escritor ALEXANDRE ZIMMOWITCH; EVE SIVADJIAN , 2015 el cual contiene 176 paginas y trata sobre Deportes y juegos
Águila de Toledo" and "El Caníbal", "El Ángel de las Montañas" and "Cabeza de Cuero".
A sporting event where heroes win nicknames like these must be incredibly powerful and attractive.
The names reflect the almost mythical aura surrounding the Tour de France.
The men who wore these nicknames, Federico Bahamontes and Eddy Merckx, Charly Gaul and Jean Robic, are just some of the protagonists representing the golden age of cycling that appear in this wonderful coffee table book.
We see them in their legendary mountain stages, marked by tension and inhuman effort, and as winners at the finish line, relieved and celebrated by the crowds.
As attractive as these images are from the 1940s to the 1970s, part of their charm comes from the strange detail that makes the contemporary viewer smile: the leather helmet worn by Jean Robic (ergo "Leatherhead"), or the cyclists who repair and inflate their own tyres.
Especially impressive are the photographic series of epic duels, such as those of Jacques Anquetil and Raymond Poulidor.
Whether in color or black and white, the photographs in this volume have a very special patina that allows the reader to delight in the best moments of a breed that has captivated millions of people since 1903.