In the year 2000 Paolo Pellizzari had the opportunity to follow the Tour de France and published a book called La France du Tour.
With the support of International Cycling Union and Cycling National Federations, he followed for three years on a motorbike tours all over the world. This book is composed of about 90 colour pictures from 18 cycling tours in different countries. It surprises the viewer by the diversity of landscapes and crowds. It shows the extraordinary popularity of cycling in the world and its free spirit.
Paolo Pellizzari, 48 years old, is Italian and lives in Belgium. He is civil engineer and has an MBA from INSEAD in France. After a career in business, he became full-time photographer. In 2000 he published a book on cycling, La France du Tour (Catleya) and in 2003 a book on India, One billion Indians, published in three separate editions by 5 Continents Editions (Italian, French and English).