1923: The Mystery of Lot 212 and a Tour de France Obsession

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1923: The Mystery of Lot 212 and a Tour de France Obsession

1923: The Mystery of Lot 212 and a Tour de France Obsession

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Critérium des Aiglons, August 12, 1923, Georges Cuvelier (Lapize), Nicolas Frantz (Thomann), and Théo Beeckman (Griffon).

This book could be considered a dedication to the obsession that Boulting soon had to find out as much information as he could about the people in the film clip and the events surrounding that race. Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH). It’s that rich, because if you stare hard enough at any moment of recorded time, it will reveal shards of both the past and the future. There is in part real-world, real-time sleuthing, as I drag my project into the light of the day, a century later. The main sour note for me was all the moaning about covid lockdowns in the first quarter or so of the book - but perhaps in a few decades all those details will seem fascinating to readers that didn't themselves live through it.Join him as he explores the history of cycling and France just five years after WWI - meeting characters like Henri Pélissier, who won the Tour that year but who would within the decade be shot dead by his lover using the same pistol with which his wife had killed herself.

It starts about 150 kilometres and six hours into the stage, still another 260 or so kilometres and more than nine hours of racing to go. When the story does get back to Beeckman, as it does occasionally, I am left wondering how reliable a narrator Boulting really is. A unique, satisfying book that’ll appeal not just to cycling fans, but to all who enjoy a varied and lovingly pieced together story of a moment in time, and all that has been touched by it. It sets him off in fascinating directions, encompassing travelogue, history, mystery story - to explain, to go deeper into this moment in time, captured on his little film.Wenn du das Abo nicht fortsetzen möchtest, kannst du es vor Ende des Testzeitraums jederzeit kündigen. Biography: Ned Boulting is the UK's best known voice of cycling - he commentates on the Tour de France for ITV, and all other major cycling races.

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