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ISBN:
9781780271293
Categories
Biography, Sport
Imprint
Arena Sport
Publication Date
02 May 2013
Format
Paperback
Status
In Stock
Publisher
Birlinn Limited
Extent
256

Bradley Wiggins

Tour de Force
by John Deering - Find out more about the author

 

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Rising from an inner city background, abandoned by his pro cyclist father as a toddler, Bradley Wiggins became a prodigious talent. World Junior Champion, World Champion and Olympic Champion were all titles that came his way 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 over a hundred years of racing is one of sport’s most uplifting and inspiring stories.

In this captivating and insightful narrative, Wiggins’ old friend and colleague John Deering sets this remarkable story against the backdrop of Wiggins’ crushing Tour victory, his races along the thousands of kilometres of French tarmac, telling the tale 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, Paul Weller and the world’s most glorious sideburns, the legend of Bradley Wiggins is unravelled like never before.

John Deering’s first book, Team on the Run (Mainstream, 2003), was a study of his time with the chaotic but charismatic Linda McCartney Cycling Team and went on to be voted 5th best cycling book of all time. He has supplied many features to publications such as Procycling, The Official Tour de France Guide and Ride Cycling Review, and contributed regularly to Eurosport’s cycling coverage. John is the author of12 Months In The Saddle, due in May 2013 (Carlton Books) and Team on the Run (2003 Mainstream).