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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"Greatest Achievement in British Sport"
Excellent from start to finish... Understanding of a normal guy who explains all emotion and sacrifice to become achieve as Chris Hoy says 'greatest achievement in British Sport'
This was a rushed attempt to cash in on Brad's moment in the limelight. Nothing about what makes him tick as an athlete or a human being came through.
If other cycling books are anything like this, then yes.
Yes. Tom Watt's performance sounds ridiculously rushed .. he ignores punctuation and any inflexion. He sounds like a robot.
Very few. I pretty much hated it.
This is just one of the poorest books that I've ever experienced in audio format, which is a massive shame given the subject. Get something like "Eat & Run" buy Scott Jurek instead if you want an sporting autobiography that you can connect with.
"Thoughtful insight to a star athlete"
One of the most absorbing biographies I've heard.
Honest and open account of Brads struggle to each the top of his career
"Great book, well read."
One of the best biographies that I have listened to.
It really gives you an insight into what it takes to be a great professional cyclist.
He makes you feel like he actually IS Bradley.
"Loved it! Felt like Wiggins reading it himself!"
Brilliant book, couldn't stop listening to it! Very enthusiastic reader, very well spoken. Loved it.
Very interesting! Thought I knew a bit about cycling but this blew me out of the water,
Got to know amazing little details and even his psychology during his legendary 2012 year.
"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!
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