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How Cav Won the Green Jersey: Short Dispatches from the 2011 Tour de France

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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 Voeckl
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ebook, 75 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Vintage Digital
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John
Perhaps more for fans of "How I Won the Yellow Jumper" this one. Ned's conversational style and bonhomie conceals quite a tough journalist who never lets fandom and stars in his eyes stop him asking awkward questions. Perfect for Cav who, it goes without saying, never would think of seeing journalists as his friends.

Ned may not be Hunter Thompson but he is a wonderful exponent of a kind of English gonzo, telling you as much about getting the story as the story itself. He is our proxy for the, gr
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Simba Sagwete
Short account of the 2011 Tour de France through a reporter's eyes. Funny, witty, celebration of British cycling and its stars.
JDK1962
Actually nothing about how Cav won the green jersey, but an entertaining and witty digital short on the 2011 TdF.
Nodes
Great little book about just one season on the Tour de France. Short and witty.
Martin Young
Short but entertaining. There isn't a huge amount of race related content, but I really enjoy Ned's writing style. It's a nice insight into life around the race which we wouldn't otherwise get.
Rob
A bit light on content to justify the title but a reasonable read, not enough cycling content to inspire you to get out on your bike.
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