Ned Boulting, ITV cycling reporter and author of How I Won the Yellow Jumper, has releaseed a digital-only series of dispatches from the 2011 Tour de France, entitled How Cav Won the Green Jersey.
Our interview with ITV's Ned Boulting and our review of his book, How I Won the Yellow Jumper: Dispatches from the Tour de France have been two of the most popular articles on the site, so I thought I'd post a short update here with a link to his next offering.
It's called How Cav Won the Green Jersey: Short Dispatches from the 2011 Tour de France and it's a 20,000-word ode to the 2011 Tour.
Despite being written off the back of the Mark Cavendish points jersey win (and cleverly marketed as such), it's really in the same vein as How I Won the Yellow Jumper – quirky, irreverent and showcasing all the things we never usually get a chance to see.
While it pays tribute to the skills of Cavendish and Yellow Jersey winner Cadel Evans, it brings into sharper focus the underdogs (Frenchman Thomas Voeckler was the real 2011 Tour hero, right?) and all the other outsiders and eccentrics who make up the Tour de France roadshow.
UPDATE Since we posted this blog, How Cav Won the Green Jersey: Short Dispatches from the 2011 Tour de France has been incorporated into an updated version of How I Won the Yellow Jumper; it is still available as a standalone digital version as well.