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


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Dispatches from the Tour de France    A funny and frank account of falling in love with the Tour de France by television`s quintessential roving reporter  Ned Boulting 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 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.    
By: Ned Boulting
Book: Paperback, 416 pages
Code: 4083362
Publishing Date: June 2012