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
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
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
Janna Trevisanut, Editor, Daily Peloton.com
"... 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.