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

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Published: 07/06/2012
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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 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: 357 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm


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Hugely enjoyable...The only real problem with this book is that it's making me wish away the start of the summer and fast-forward to 2 July and le grand départ - Helen Pidd, Guardian

His journey from self confessed 'football hack winging it in a sport beyond his ken' to his initiation into the Tour's nuances and eccentric characters delivers an amusing, warm and easy read - London Cyclist

A candid, insightful and often hilarious account - Alastair Campbell

I thought Ned was an old hand at the Tour. Evidently he was clueless... Told with panache - David Millar

Hugely enjoyable... Brilliant - Ben East, Metro

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“Fascinating and Funny!”

I am a relative newcomer to the Tour de France but I absolutely love it. For me it heralds the start of the summer and I feel bereft once it is over for another year. This book by Ned Boulting is the perfect... More

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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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“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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