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July 4, 2009

Starting in Monaco. Finishing in France.


Tour Fever is an insightful look at the world's greatest bike race, the Tour de France. It educates the novice while providing cutting edge information and reference for the seasoned professional.  —Tom Danielson, Discovery Channel Professional Cycling Team member

Tour Fever is the perfect title for a book so full of factual information about the world's greatest bike race. But it is also a highly entertaining read, which will amuse the armchair fan for weeks on end—for the whole of July perhaps...” —Graham Watson, Tour de France photographer and author

Published by Perigee, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
224 pages

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Tour Fever is like a text book about how the Tour de France operates. I was amazed at how it covered everything from the current racing scene to the history of the Tour de France.” —Frankie Andreu, nine-time Tour de France finisher, captain of the Tour de France–winning US Postal Service team, 1999–2000

“J.P. does a great job of capturing the majesty, drama and exuberance of Tour fever. It's easy to recommend the book for experienced and novice cyclists alike, but the book's greatest strength may be its ability to explain the race to a non-cyclist. It is the only book I would recommend to a cyclist's partner. And for anyone wanting to share their loved one's excitement, I can't recommend the book highly enough.” —Patrick Brady, Publisher , Asphalt magazine

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Articles by J.P. Partland

Tour Fever Reviewed

J.P. Partland has had the Fever since he was in the seventh grade. A journalist since 1991, he is the author of both Mountain Bike Madness and The World of BMX and a regular contributor to Asphalt Magazine and Mountain Bike Magazine. An avid racer, he medaled in the team pursuit in the US National Championships in 2002. He has also raced the Irish Milk Ras, the de facto national tour of Ireland . He lives in New York City.