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Bradley Wiggins: My Time An Autobiography

Biography / Autobiography   

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Bradley Wiggins’s autobiography has now been updated with a new chapter for the paperback edition which has stylish yellow-edged pages in honour of this worthy yellow-jersey wearer.

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Bradley Wiggins: My Time An Autobiography by Bradley Wiggins

On 22 July 2012 Bradley Wiggins made history as the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France. Ten days later at the London Olympic Games he won the time trial to become his country's most decorated Olympian. In an instant 'Wiggo', the kid from Kilburn, was a national hero. Two years previously, however, Wiggins had been staring into the abyss. His much-hyped attempt to conquer the 2010 Tour de France had ended in public humiliation. Poor results and indifferent form left him facing the sack from Team Sky. And then he was hit with the tragic news of the death of his granddad, George, the man who had raised him as a young boy. At rock bottom, Wiggins had to reach deep inside himself and find the strength to fight his way back. Outspoken, honest, intelligent and fearless, Wiggins has been hailed as the people's champion. In My Time he tells the story of the remarkable journey that led him from his lowest ebb to win the world's toughest race. In his own words he reveals the personal anguish that has driven him on and what it's like behind the scenes at Team Sky: the brutal training regimes, the sacrifices and his views on his teammates and rivals. He talks too about his anger at the spectre of doping that pursues his sport, how he dealt with the rush of taking Olympic gold and above all what it takes to be the greatest.

Reviews

Revealing and compelling... Events that we thought we'd seen from every angle are given a fresh twist -- Tim Lewis Observer

Like the man himself, captivating -- Simon Yeend Daily Express

We get raw thrilling Wiggins, as if we're his mates in the pub as he tells us how he won the Tour de France and Olympic gold for afters -- Nick Pitt Sunday Times

Listening to Bradley Wiggins is a pleasure unmatched in British sport. Whether the topic is gearing or psychology, Wiggins speaks in paragraphs of pure practical wisdom, liberally peppered with swearwords... The latest reflections from the sage of Kilburn ring true and clear -- Rowland Manthorpe Sunday Telegraph

It bristles with details of his sinew-straining dedication and the almost maniacal attention to detail that powers any athlete to legend status -- Charlotte Heathcote Sunday Express

About the Author

Bradley Wiggins grew up in Kilburn in London. He is the first Briton to win the Tour de France, a feat that Sir Chris Hoy described as 'the greatest sporting achievement' by a British athlete, a winner of seven Olympic medals including four golds spanning four games, and seven World Track Championships. He is a columnist for the Guardian and author of In Pursuit of Glory.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st May 2014

Author

Bradley Wiggins

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Publisher

Yellow Jersey Press an imprint of Vintage Publishing

Format

Paperback
368 pages

Categories

Autobiography: sport
Cycling

ISBN

9780224092371

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