Follow Ned Boulting's experiences covering the worlds most famous two-wheeled race. His story offers a behind the scenes view of the Tour, as well as detailing the complexities and absurdities of reporting and confronting the most celebrated riders.
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.' 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.
Cordee's Cycling Selection covers all activities from road and touring guides, mountain bike guides, guides for families, guides to Europe - and then there's the tour de france selection and reading matter about some of the good and great from the cycling world.
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