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Keyword by title : "Boultings Velosaurus A Linguistic Tour De France"


• Author :_Ned Boulting
• Pages :_256 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1473546451
• ISBN-13 :_9781473546455

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• Description : The language of cycling is vibrant, sophisticated, often impenetrable and extremely French. 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. [...] by Publisher : 'Random House'



• Author :_Ned Boulting
• Pages :_386 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0224083368
• ISBN-13 :_9780224083362

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• Description : '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 [...] by Publisher : 'Random House'



• Author :_Ned Boulting
• Pages :_322 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780224092098
• ISBN-13 :_022409209X

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• Description : âe~British cyclist. It used to be an oxymoron, a sort of silliness. Like French Cricketâe(tm) Ned Boulting has noticed something. Itâe(tm)s to do with bikes. Theyâe(tm)re everywhere. And so are their riders. Some of these riders seem to be sporting sideburns and a few of them are winning things. Big things. Now Ned wants to know how on earth it came to this. And what, exactly is 'this'. In On the Road Bike, Ned Boulting asks how Britain became so obsessed with cycling. His journey takes him from the velodrome at Herne Hill to the Tour of Britain at Stoke-on-Trent via Bradley Wiggins, Chris Boardman, David Millar (and Davidâe(tm)s mum), Ken Livingstone, both Tommy Godwins, Gary Kemp (yes, him from Spandau Ballet) and many, many more. The result is an amusing and personal exploration of the austere, nutty soul of British cycling. [...] by Publisher : 'Jonathan Cape'



• Author :_Ned Boulting
• Pages :_304 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1473512301
• ISBN-13 :_9781473512306

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• Description : Join Ned Boulting as he reports on his dozen-th Tour de France, an event in which blokes do amazing things on bikes, and, we’re oft told, the biggest annual sporting event in the world. 101 Damnations is a chance to relive the 2014 race, stage for stage, fall after fall, tantrum by tantrum; just the good bits mind, without all the aerial shots of castles. Or sunflowers. (Though it does wax lyrical about some stunning Alpine scenery . . . and, with the race starting in Yorkshire, even some stunning scenery not far from Bradford). From Leeds to Paris (how often do you say that?), Ned details the minutiae of his encounters with the likes of Vincenzo Nibali, David Millar, Chris Froome, Chris Boardman (or ‘Broadman’ as some would have it), Marcel Kittel, Mrs Cavendish (Mark’s wife), Peter Sagan and the rest. Their endeavours, achievements, humour and occasional rancour, sit alongside his own decade-long quest for the ideal end-of-race T-shirt. Ned weaves together the interesting, amusing and unheralded threads of the race itself, and reflects on his own perennial struggle to get round, get on and get by. 101 Damnations encapsulates all that is incredible – and incredibly ordinary – about the greatest race on earth. [...] by Publisher : 'Random House'



• Author :_William Fotheringham
• Pages :_440 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1613734158
• ISBN-13 :_9781613734155

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• Description : A path through cycling-specific information: slang, cycling stars, equipment, and nicknames The essential A-to-Z compendium of everything there is to know about the bicycle, this sports reference is full of amazing facts and enthralling anecdotes. Numerous entries have been updated for this paperback edition. A world of death-defying feats and obscure mechanical oddities, the nature of cycling is both heroic and geeky, and the perils of vicious dogs are given the same attention as the perils of drug and sex scandals. From the history of the Tour de France and Lance Armstrong's rise and fall to the origins of the quick-release system and Chris Hoy's dominance of the Beijing Velodrome, no element is omitted from this exploration of the bicycle and its faithful riders. Cyclopedia has all the equipment, the races, and the faces needed to convert any amateur cyclist into a fully fledged bike expert. [...] by Publisher : 'Chicago Review Press'



• Author :_Claire Beaumont
• Pages :_128 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9781856699860
• ISBN-13 :_1856699862

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• Description : Keep track of every stage of the world's most famous road race with this illustrated journal. Including a complete guide to every aspect of Le Tour, from who wears the polka-dot jersey and why the route changes each year, to how team tactics work and what the riders eat and wear on the road. There is also every opportunity for you to record each day's activities, including the details of each stage, who wins each of the day's competitions, and who is in the yellow jersey. [...] by Publisher : 'Laurence King Publishing'



• Author :_Phil Carter, Jeff Conner
• Pages :_400 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9781584236283
• ISBN-13 :_1584236280

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• Description : The headbadge has been affixed to finer bicycles for over a century. Made of steel, brass, copper aluminium and silver, and crafted using elaborate techniques such as die-pressing and acid etching, manufacturers transformed these badges into works of art. The badges, selected from the collection of American Jeff Corner, are given new life in this beautifully designed book by Phil Carter of Carter Wong design. [...] by Publisher : 'Gingko Press Editions'



• Author :_Jens Voigt, James D. Startt
• Pages :_272 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_162336521X
• ISBN-13 :_9781623365219

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• Description : Beloved German cyclist Jens Voigt isn't a superstar in the traditional sense of the word. Although he won three stages of the Tour De France--and wore the yellow jersey twice--Voigt never claimed an overall victory. He became a star because he embodies qualities that go beyond winning and losing: sacrifice, selflessness, reliability, and devotion. European and American crowds were drawn to his aggressive riding style, outgoing nature, and refreshing realness. Voigt adopted a tireless work ethic that he carried throughout his career. In Shut Up, Legs! (a legendary Jensism), Voigt reflects upon his childhood in East Germany, juggling life as a professional cyclist and a father of six, and how he remained competitive without doping. Shut Up, Legs! offers a rare glimpse inside his heart and mind. [...] by Publisher : 'Rodale Books'



• Author :_F. J. Erskine
• Pages :_76 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780712357272
• ISBN-13 :_0712357270

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• Description : ?The initial cost of a machine is certainly almost as high as that of a pony.' ?Egg beaten up in milk, with a teaspoonful of whisky, is excellent when a rider is at all done up.' ?Riding in company is a certain safeguard against annoyance from tramps.' This pioneering Victorian guide for the woman cyclist, first published in 1897, instructs its readers on the selection of a bicycle, the rules of the road, appropriate cycling costume, the choice of food to take on journeys, and the organisation of bicycle gymkhanas ? as well as tackling the controversial question of whether cycling is an appropriate activity for ladies. Its humorous advice evokes the spirit of an age when cycling was a daring activity for the modern woman. [...] by Publisher : 'British Library Board'

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