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The Tour - Tour de France Novel - Meet the Author
By Vaughn Trevi
Date: 2/14/2006
The Tour - Tour de France Novel - Meet the Author

The Tour - Tour de France Novel Meet the Author
Meet Dave Shields author of the award winning "The Race" and the new no holds barred sequel "The Tour" that confronts the issue of sports doping. Saturday in  the Daily Peloton Chat Room... Special Guest!! Tour de France veteran Marty Jemison will be joining us in the chat.

Meet Dave Shields the Author
Where:  Daily Peloton Chat Room
When:  Saturday February 18th on the eve of the Tour of California
11am Pacific Time USA, 12 noon Mountain time, 10 am Eastern. 20:00 Central European time.
Advance reviews and reader comments below.

"Ben Barnes is on a quest to win the Tour de France. Along the way he confronts obstacles greater than he ever imagined, but it is the specter of illegal performance enhancing drugs that truly shakes him. In The Tour, readers experience the complex pressures and challenges posed by these substances from the perspective of a professional athlete.
Can Ben overcome adversity to experience victory in "The City of Love"?

With equal honesty, Shields illustrates the the things that are right and wrong with Sport. I'm no fan of athletics, but I found this book my most profound read of the year." Christopher Hoare, author of Rast

"Dave Shields' new novel, The Tour is a captivating reminder that while the highest human endeavors are never without cost, the heroism of spirit adn seer will are what makes us fans of this incredibly difficult sport."
Janna Trevisanut, Editor, Daily

"... knowledgeable insight into France's most famous cycling race... Shields' fast-moving writing style adds excitement and suspense to this action-packed novel." France Magazine

This one is another "page burner" from Dave Shields... it takes a serious look at not only the doping in the Peloton and the dynamics that drive it; but also a novel that is as much about the racing the tour and the pressures to win at any cost.
The plot takes twists and turns you won't anticipate, adding tension to the characters and background of the race. If your a fan or a rider I heartily recommend both books The Race and The Tour. Vaughn Trevi

"I agree it's a page burner. My copy of "The Tour" arrived Friday afternoon and by Saturday afternoon I had finished it. I would have finished it even quicker but I managed to resist the urge to stay up late Friday night reading it. I thoroughly enjoyed it -- unlike many sequels it did not disappoint! One cool thing for the real bike race junkies: it even had stage profiles!"  Fred Armstrong

The Race is available pre-release to Daily Peloton readers through special arrangements with the publisher.


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