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How I Won the Yellow Jumper: Dispatches from the Tour de France
     

How I Won the Yellow Jumper: Dispatches from the Tour de France

by Ned Boulting
 

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Follow Ned Boulting’s (occasionally excruciating) experiences covering the world’s most famous two-wheeled race. His story offers an insider’s view of life behind the scenes of the Tour, as well as detailing the complexities and absurdities of reporting on the race and confronting the most celebrated riders—Cavendish, Wiggins, Armstrong et

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Follow Ned Boulting’s (occasionally excruciating) experiences covering the world’s most famous two-wheeled race. His story offers an insider’s view of life behind the scenes of the Tour, as well as detailing the complexities and absurdities of reporting on the race and confronting the most celebrated riders—Cavendish, Wiggins, Armstrong et al—seconds after they cross the line. Eight Tours on from Ned’s humbling debut, he has grown to respect, mock, adore, and crave the race in equal measure. What’s more, he has even started to understand it. Funny and frank, How I Won the Yellow Jumper is the account of Ned’s journey—that same journey undertaken by many tens of thousands of cycling enthusiasts—from tour trainee to incurable fanatic.

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"Candid, insightful and often hilarious. . . . Anyone who likes France, cycling, media coverage of sport, obsessives and above all the magic that is the Tour de France will enjoy this book."  —Alastair Campbell

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780224083362
Publisher:
Random House UK
Publication date:
07/17/2012
Series:
Yellow Jersey Cycling Classics Series
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author


Ned Boulting started his broadcasting career at Sky in 1997, working as a reporter alongside Jeff Stelling on the now legendary show Soccer Saturday. In 2006 he was given the Royal Television Society’s Sports Reporter of the Year Award. He has presented two Tours of Britain for ITV, as well as the inaugural Tour Series, and contributed features and live reports on eight Tours de France.

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