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- DescriptionThe language of cycling is vibrant, sophisticated, often impenetrable and extremely French. Find yourself confused, dding along when a rouleur relates how le biscuit was effrite (crumbled)? How today they're feeling Angers (past caring)? Fear more, for Boulting's Velosaurus will illuminate, enlighten and, frankly, mislead. In his Velosaurus, ITV Tour de France commentator and cycling writer Ned Boulting provides the ultimate lexicon of nsense termilogy surrounding the esteemed Tour de France. 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 n-automotive two-wheeled sport.
- Author BiographyNed Boulting started his broadcasting career at Sky in 1997, working as a reporter alongside Jeff Stelling on the now legendary show Soccer Saturday. In 2006 he was given the Royal Television Society's Sports Reporter of the Year Award. In addition to his work as a football reporter for ITV, he has now presented seven Tours of Britain, the Vuelta Espana, the Tour of California as well as the Tour Series and the inaugural Women's Tour. He has contributed features and live reports on twelve Tours de France. He is the author of the much-loved books How I Won the Yellow Jumper and On the Road Bike.
- Author(s)Ned Boulting
- PublisherVintage Publishing
- Date of Publication20/10/2016
- SubjectMotor Sports & Cycling
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintYellow Jersey Press
- Weight345 g
- Width138 mm
- Height204 mm
- Spine26 mm
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