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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 Vélosaurus will illuminate, enlighten and, frankly, mislead.

The Road Book and Ned Boulting have been working tirelessly to delivery you yet another free audiobook. Following on from “How I won the Yellow Jumper”, we are delighted to bring you Boulting’s Vélosaurus, an alphabetical antidote to the prolonged lack of professional racing.

Delivered in 4 instalments over the course of what would have been the original Tour de France dates, this audiobook promotion will expire on July 19th! To receive these chapters, all you need to do is sign up to The Road Book Society below.

 

Did you know:

moutarde = any race that ends, begins or passes through the city of Dijon

 

In his Vélosaurus, 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 Vélosaurus is the ideal companion to all things peloton for linguistically-challenged fans of non-automotive two-wheeled sport.

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