Kept waiting for this book to get inside the man or the race, but it never really did. It was more of a journal of the author following the Tour around France in his rental cars, and the towns, hotels, and adventures along the way... Enjoyable read, but not what I expected. If you followed the 2005 tour, you're not getting anything new out of this one, so I'd say pass. Unless you want some French travel tips. Probably a 3 out of 5.