In Pursuit of Glory: The Autobiography

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Orion, Sep 24, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 310 pages
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Bradley Wiggins is the son of a professional cyclist, and he first competed at twelve, immediately realising that this was what he wanted to do as a career. By the age of twenty, he won his first Olympic medal, in Sydney, before turning to professional road cycling in 2001.

Since then Wiggins has developed into one of the UK's most successful cyclists of all time, winning a gold in Athens and double gold in Beijing. However, it was when his team Cofidis was suspended from the 2007 Tour de France that he made his most outspoken comments yet on the issue of doping in cycling and earned the respect of all followers of sport for his stand.

Wiggins is an inspirational figure to many: immensely talented, dedicated and cool, he has brought his sport to a whole new audience and was awarded the OBE in 2004 for his efforts. This honest and compelling account of his life and career not only reveals the sheer hard work required to get to the very top, but also provide a fascinating and controversial insight into the sometimes murky world of cycling.

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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

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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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