In Pursuit of Glory

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Orion, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 373 pages
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Bradley Wiggins is a British sporting legend. Not only has he won seven World Track Championships and a record-equalling seven Olympic medals, including double-gold in Beijing in 2008 and gold in the time trial in London in 2012, he is the first Briton to have won cycling's ultimate prize, the Tour de France.

He is an immensely talented and dedicated endurance athlete with a gritty, down-to-earth persona - cool, outspoken, respected, inspiring - and he has helped to bring track and road cycling to a new audience in the UK.

With new material by Brendan Gallagher, co-author of the original edition, this is the story of a boy with bikes in his blood, of a son abandoned by his father and of the journey from council estate to the very pinnacle of the sport. IN PURSUIT OF GLORY is a compelling, no-holds-barred account of Wiggins' rise to global success and an extraordinary insight into the world of cycling.

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Review: In Pursuit of Glory

User Review  - Yas - Goodreads

I really struggled with this. I initially enjoyed all the stuff in the beginning about his early life, how he got into cycling etc etc but after that it was just a repetition of winning competition ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chris Hawkins - Goodreads

Pretty good book, some of the stuff saying "I know I'll never win the TdF, but a stage win would be nice" is good for a little chuckle. I want to read an updated book but there seems to be about 4 or 5 since this was released, madness! Read full review

About the author (2012)

Bradley Wiggins is one of Britain's most-successful sportsmen. He has won a record-equalling seven Olympic medals, including double-gold in Beijing in 2008 and gold in the time trial in London in 2012, only a matter of weeks after becoming the first Briton to have won cycling's most prestigious race, the Tour de France. He was awarded a CBE in 2008 and lives in Lancashire with his wife and children.

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