How I Won the Yellow Jumper

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

Non-Fiction, Sport, Cycling
Paperback Published on: 07/06/2012
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Synopsis

'Paris, 4 July 2003: My first Tour de France. I had never seen a bike race. I had only vaguely heard of Lance Armstrong. I had no idea what I was doing there. Yet, that day I was broadcasting live on television. I fumbled my way through a few platitudes, before summing up with the words, "...Dave Millar just missing out on the Yellow Jumper." Yes, the Yellow Jumper.'Follow Ned Boulting's (occasionally excruciating) experiences covering the world's most famous cycling race. His story offers an insider's view of what really goes on behind the scenes of the Tour. From up-close-and-personal encounters with Lance Armstrong to bewildered mishaps with the local cuisine, Ned's been there, done that and got the crumpled-looking t-shirt. 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. Includes How Cav Won the Green Jersey: Short Dispatches from the 2011 Tour de France

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780224083362
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 357g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm

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How I Won the Yellow Jumper
Great read, must for all cycling and Tour fans
I have watched the Tour on Channel 4 and now ITV 4 for many many years now, and read as much about the sport and the riders as I can. It was nice to read u... READ MORE
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