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Boulting's Velosaurus: A Linguistic Tour de France

Boulting's Velosaurus: A Linguistic Tour de France

by Ned Boulting

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The language of cycling is vibrant, sophisticated, often impenetrable and extremely French. Find yourself confused, nodding along when a rouleur relates how le biscuit was effrité (crumbled)? How today they’re feeling Angers (past caring)? Fear no more, for Boulting's Velosaurus will illuminate, enlighten and, frankly, mislead. Tour de France commentator and cycling writer Ned Boulting provides the ultimate lexicon of nonsense terminology, featuring essential vocabulary like Alpe (an Alp), panache (riding with doomed flamboyance, conscious of the need to renew one’s contract), moutarde (any race that ends, begins or passes through the city of Dijon) and maillot (a jumper, obviously), Boulting’s Velosaurus is the ideal companion to all things peloton for linguistically-challenged fans of non-automotive two-wheeled sport.

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ISBN-13: 9780224100649
Publisher: Random House UK
Publication date: 02/01/2018
Edition description: UK ed.
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Ned Boulting has presented seven Tours of Britain, the Vuelta España, the Tour of California as well as the Tour Series and the inaugural Women’s Tour. He has contributed features and live reports on 12 Tours de France, and is the author of How I Won the Yellow Jumper and On the Road Bike.

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