Boulting's Velosaurus: A Linguistic Tour de France

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$29.29 - $31.15
UPC:
9780224100649
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
Random House UK; UK ed. edition (February 1, 2018)
Shipping Weight:
12 ounces
Language:
English
Product Dimensions:
5.5 x 1 x 8 inches
Binding:
Hardcover
Pages:
256
ISBN-10:
0224100645
ISBN-13:
978-0224100649
Author:
Ned Boulting

Product Overview

The language of cycling is vibrant, sophisticated, often impenetrable and extremely French. Find yourself confused, nodding along when arouleurrelates howle biscuitwaseffrit(crumbled)? How today theyre feelingAngers(past caring)? Fear no more, forBoulting's Velosauruswill illuminate, enlighten and, frankly, mislead. Tour de France commentator and cycling writer Ned Boulting provides the ultimate lexicon of nonsense terminology, featuring essential vocabulary likeAlpe(an Alp),panache(riding with doomed flamboyance, conscious of the need to renew ones contract),moutarde(any race that ends, begins or passes through the city of Dijon) andmaillot(a jumper, obviously),Boultings Velosaurusis the ideal companion to all thingspelotonfor linguistically-challenged fans of non-automotive two-wheeled sport.

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