Author(s): John White
For more than 110 years, the Tour de France has provided the sporting world with some truly historic moments, involving many of the greatest names in modern folklore. Within these pages are hundreds of fascinating facts about the sport on a wide range of topics, from riders and teams to mountain climbs and sprint finishes.
John White is a lifelong sports fanatic who has dedicated his spare time, and his computer, to compiling an impressively comprehensive database of sporting facts and figures. He is the author of more than a dozen titles in Carlton's sports Misecellany series and compiled White's Sporting Almanac 2008. An Irishman from Belfast, he has ardently followed the Tour de France since compatriot Stephen Roche won the event in 1987 and another Irishman, Sean Kelly, was World No. 1.