Lapize – Now there was an Ace – Jean Bobet
July 21st, 1910. Octave Lapize and 57 other fellows started out on the Luchon-Bayonne stage, riding over the Col du Tourmalet, in the eighth Tour de France. July 20th 2010. The same day, one hundred years later, the riders in the ninety-seventh Tour de France ride the Luchon – Pau stage, again riding over the Col du Tourmalet. In the one hundred years that have passed, the Tour de France has included the Col du Tourmalet seventy-five times. It is the most frequented pass in the history of the Tour.
“Between 1910 and 2010 the Col du Tourmalet has become a legend and its hero is the French rider Octave Lapize. For ever” – Jean Bobet
Title - Lapize – Now there was an Ace
Author/Editor/Introduction - Jean Bobet
Publisher - Mousehold Press
Edition - 2010
Cover - Paperback
Pages - 125
Size -210 x 147 x 13mm
ISBN - 978-1874739555
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