This is not a 100,000-word, minute-by-minute, blow-by-blow account of the 2011 Tour de France.
This is not the story of Cadel Evans.
This is not the story of Alberto Contador, Andy Schleck, or Bradley Wiggins.
And it's not even the story of Mark Cavendish.
(Although he is in it quite a lot.)
This is the story of the lesser-known heroes; the Johnny Hoogerlands, the Thomas Voecklers, the hitchhikers, the maniac press drivers, Norbert Dentressangle and the greatest ever Tour de France*.
I was there. And this is what I saw. That is all.
In this 20,000-word digital short, ITV's Ned Boulting, author of How I Won the Yellow Jumper, takes an honest and idiosyncratic look at the unforgettable 2011 Tour de France, when Mark Cavendish won the Green Jersey.
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Ned B has to be the funniest author in a genre of books that takes itself so seriously, with their analytical detail they can be as hard to read as a chasing Pantani up Alpe D'Huez. Laugh out loud in parts. Can't wait to read 'Polka Dots en Provence'
Sharp, observant and very funny
I saw the 2011 TDF on ITV4. This short eBook gives very humorous insights into what went on behind the camera and during the gaps between clips. Remember Ned Boulting and Chris Boardman demonstrating slipstreaming on bikes, or Bradley Wiggins coming out of a French hospital slightly, nonplussed about missing out on his biggest chance so far, to win the Yellow Jersey? Keep 'em coming Ned!
Great little read
Once again Ned entertains with stories from the Tour as much as with stories of the Tour. His style is easy to read, humorous and allows an armchair fan to reminisce about the race and add more context to their own experience of it than is possible from the TV coverage at the time.