What Price Heroism?

Christopher S. Thompson

in The Tour de France

Published by University of California Press

Published in print July 2008 | ISBN: 9780520256309
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520934863 | DOI:
What Price Heroism?

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This chapter explores the postwar debates regarding the Tour de France as work, associating these to the racers' longstanding practice of doping. It also examines the implications of that practice for their heroic image as France's géants de la route.

Keywords: postwar debates; sport; drugs; France; Tour de France; work; doping

Chapter.  16813 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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