On 22 July 2012 Bradley Wiggins became the first British man ever to win the Tour de France. In an instant, 'Wiggo' became a national hero. Ten days later, having swapped his yellow jersey for the colours of Team GB, he won Olympic gold in the time trial, adding to his previous six medals to become the nation's most decorated Olympian of all time. Outspoken, honest, intelligent and fearless, Wiggins has been hailed as the people’s champion.
In My Time he tells the story of the remarkable journey that led to him winning the world’s toughest race. He opens up about his life on and off the bike, about the personal anguish that has driven him on and what it’s like behind the scenes at Team Sky: the brutal training regimes, the sacrifices and his views on his teammates and rivals. He talks too about his anger at the spectre of doping that pursues his sport, how he dealt with the rush of taking Olympic gold, and above all what it takes to be the greatest.
©2012 Bradley Wiggins (P)2012 Random House Audiobooks
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"The greatest English rider to date."
What a story from my favourite cyclists. Thank you for inspiring me to get back on to my bike. I was feeling sorry for myself in 2012 after rupturing my Achilles' tendon but that summer I've relived for Brad's glorious achievements . Great to have someone read to you ... It feels like being a child ... Like getting on the bike for the first time.
"Great book, hugely inspirational"
Really enjoyed this book, having read Chris Froome's biography it's good to hear the 2012 Tour told form Bradley's perspective. A definite read for any cycle fan.
"There's only one Bradley Wiggins!!"
Excellent insights into legendary performances by an outstanding athlete that we never dreamed remotely possible 20 years ago. First rate.
"Great book about a great sportsman"
I enjoyed reading about his training and what sacrifices he had to make. It is also funny at times.
No; quite intense and fact based so I enjoyed listening to it in segments.
If you enjoy sport and admire sportsmen then this is a really good book. Very enlightening!
"Wiggo is a cycling legend"
Superb listen of a cycling legend.
Well done Wiggo, very enjoyable journey & great respect for other riders, team mates & support. Knowledge of history of cycling greats first class. Great book, well narrated.
"Seeing as the Tour de France is on."
I only knew Bradley Wiggens as a Tour de France winner and it was watching this years race that lead me to purchasing this audio book. I found it very interesting learning about his struggles in professional cycling as well as the politics that seem to exsist in all forms of sport.
Discovering Brady Wiggen's other achievements, including winning gold in the 2012 Olympics.
First audio book in have listened to that has been narrated by Tom Watt and woud download others narrated by him. Makes listening easy.
"Your Time to read My Time"
Absolutely. The audiobook is completely engaging. It describes the challenges that Bradley has gone through to reach the heights he achieved in July 2012 as well as educating the reader about the life as a professional cyclist.
Any other sporting autobiography.
Completely engaging. He made you feel as though it was Bradley Wiggins telling the story and his change in voice for other important people within the book, such as Shane Sutton, was fantastic. Best narrating I have heard to date from an audiobook.
When Bradley was rock bottom and how he pulled himself together after the death of his Grandfather
Fantastic book. Well worth downloading
Really enjoyed this insight into Bradley's build up to winning the Tour and the Olympic gold medal. Let's you see just how difficult this feat was and what fantastic athletes he and his cycling colleagues are. Even now the memories of these wins still bring a warm glow.
well absolutely brilliant insight , as if Bradley was telling you how cycling works , excellent value thanks mal
"Classic tale of great British Sportsman"
Following his successes last year in the Tour and at the Olympics I decided to purchase this to listen to on the train. I was enthralled by the story read so well by Tom Watt and listened to it every day until the end. It made me actually look forward to my daily commute. I now cycle regularly partly due to this story.
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