This year's 100th edition of the Tour de France is primed for cycling’s mountain specialists. Unfortunately, a late injury setback means defending champion Bradley Wiggins is out of running, but his absence from Team Sky's line-up gives Kenya-born, South Africa-based Brit Chris Froome a free run at the yellow jersey, for which he will now start as favourite alongside two-time champion Alberto Contador. But the mountain goats will be out to get them, led by Spaniard Joaquim Rodríguez and another ex-champion, Andy Schleck. With BMC duo Cadel Evans and Tejay van Garderen also looking dangerous, the 100th Tour promises to be a thriller.
The South African edition of the Official Tour Guide was a rip-roaring success in 2012, and is back with even more for 2013. Not only will it offer exclusive route, team and rider information direct from Tour HQ in Paris, but it has been edited to reflect the interest of South African followers. In short, it is the ideal guide for any South African fan wanting to know the ins and outs of this unique event.
This 196-page, large format, glossy coffee table publication is designed as an event souvenir and keepsake. Edited by the internationally renowned cycling journalist Peter Cossins and with feature contributions from Award winning SA sports writer Angus Powers, the Official Tour Guide ensures that the most relevant content is delivered here in SA.It will make a great gift to a friend or family member - it's double the thickness and a larger format than other cycling magazines - with content on the Tour you simply cannot get anywhere else.