Catriona McCabe, 28, only ever known as Cat, is trying to improve her career as a sports journalist and get over a failed relationship. What better way to do both than to spend the summer following the Tour de France?
Plunged into a male press corps, Cat has to fight for space and for stories. From Provence to Paris, up the Pyrenees and over the Alps, Cat and an entourage of podium girls, anxious wives, autocratic team directors and seasoned hacks pursue the boys on bikes. With sex, drugs, large bulges and larger egos, the soap opera that is the Tour de France unfolds, with Cat's life frequently mirroring the peaks and perils of the race.
Take a ride on the wild side . . .