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  • Published: 6 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473546455
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

Boulting's Velosaurus

A Linguistic Tour de France




‘A must-have - yet completely fake - glossary of essential, though non-existent, cycling terms.’

Find yourself confused, nodding along when a rouleur relates how le biscuit was effrité (crumbled)? How today they’re feeling Angers (past caring)?

Fear no 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 nonsense terminology 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 non-automotive two-wheeled sport.

'Deserves to be on any Tour de France fan’s shelf.' Cycle

  • Pub date: 6 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473546455
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the Author

Ned Boulting

Ned 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 España, 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.

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Praise for Boulting's Velosaurus

“It’s a “dip in and smile” book that deserves to be on any Tour de France fan’s shelf.”

Cycle


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