Bradley Wiggins: Tour de Force

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Birlinn, Limited, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 227 pages
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Abandoned by his professional cyclist father as a toddler, Bradley Wiggins rose from an inner-city background to become a prodigious talent. World Junior Champion, World Champion, and Olympic Champion were all titles he earned at a startlingly young age, but what he really wanted was success on the road. “Wiggo’s” reinvention on the path to becoming Britain’s first Tour de France winner in more than 100 years of racing is one of sport’s most uplifting and inspiring stories. This captivating and insightful narrative journeys with Wiggins as he races along the thousands of kilometers of French tarmac and tells of his brutal procession from Liege to Paris in counterpoint to his fascinating life. From a Kilburn council estate to the Champs Elysees via the Olympics, the legend of Bradley Wiggins is unraveled here like never before.

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Review: Bradley Wiggins: Tour de Force

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If you followed Le Tour on television then you'll have no need to read this. You'll learn nothing new. On the other hand, if you missed chunks of it or indeed all of it then this is a great way of catching up on, perhaps, the greatest British sporting triumph of the past 50 years. Read full review

Review: Bradley Wiggins: Tour de Force

User Review  - Stuart - Goodreads

Was ok. Basic account of Wiggins winning the Tour, stage by stage, with bits of his life tacked on to the end of each chapter. But the proofreading seems to have been terrible, with a number of basic errors slipping through, and it gets a bit fanboyish at times 5/10 Read full review

About the author (2012)

John Deering is the author of Team on the Run and a contributor to various publications, including The Official Tour de France Guide, Procycling, and Ride Cycling Review.

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