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The early years of the Tour de France were wobbly, to say the least. In 1904, the race's second year, the first four cyclists were disqualified for jumping on trains to shorten the event. So rampant was the cheating and skulduggery that Henri Desgrange, the race's founder, declared it 'dead' before it had even begun. Eighty-nine editions later, the Tour celebrated its centenary in July 2003. (The race was suspended during the world wars).

It has become one of the world's greatest sporting spectacles, bringing 20 million people to the roadsides of Europe to watch extraordinary feats of courage and endurance. In the words of Lance Armstrong: "If you don't like pain, then don't ride." In AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE OUI OUI OUI! Rupert Guinness provides a compelling history of the Tour, paying special attention to the Australian cyclists who, once scorned for their old-fashioned bikes and lack of experience, are now a force to be reckoned with on the European cycling circuit.

When July comes around and the world is glued to the live Tour coverage, AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE OUI OUI OUI will be an indispensable guide to the history, the personalities and the behind-the-scenes action of previous Tours. Whether you're into cycling or never put your derriere on a saddle, AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE OUI, OUI, OUI! will enthrall you with its stories of gut-wrenching courage and single-minded endurance.

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