Bradley Wiggins: Tour de Force

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Birlinn, Limited, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 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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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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