How I Won the Yellow Jumper: Despatches from the Tour De France (Paperback)
  • How I Won the Yellow Jumper: Despatches from the Tour De France (Paperback)

How I Won the Yellow Jumper: Despatches from the Tour De France (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 02/06/2011
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'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.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780224083355

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“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 up on the view from the journalist.

Boulting was a football... More

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26th April 2013
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“How I Won the Yellow Jumper”

Living in a household where both my husband and son watch any sport that’s available - football, cricket, rugby even golf, I have to endure a lot of sport even though I am not a great supporter.

The only thing that... More

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17th August 2011
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“Funniest book I've read for a long time”

My wife complained about me chuckling away and keeping her awake reading this book at bedtime. I've been a fan of the Tour de France for a number of years and watched the various commentators over the time, but... More

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9th October 2011
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