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Even couch potatoes can become experts on the Tour de France with this comprehensive, user-friendly guide that includes the history, strategy, stages, scoring and stars of this annual highlight in the sporting calendar. Readers can learn about: team strategies, how the tour is scored,what the different coloured jerseys mean, the characteristics of a racer, how riders eat, drink and answer the call of nature without getting off their bikes, and how to follow the tour online, on TV, in the papers or in person.