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My Time | [Bradley Wiggins]

My Time

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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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  • Jonathan
    Rossendale, United Kingdom
    7/8/13
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    "Your Time to read My Time"
    Would you listen to My Time again? Why?

    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.


    What other book might you compare My Time to, and why?

    Any other sporting autobiography.


    What about Tom Watt’s performance did you like?

    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.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Bradley was rock bottom and how he pulled himself together after the death of his Grandfather


    Any additional comments?

    Fantastic book. Well worth downloading

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Henry
    Surrey, United Kingdom
    4/22/13
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    "Enjoyable insight"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MAL
    RIPON, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "great book"

    well absolutely brilliant insight , as if Bradley was telling you how cycling works , excellent value thanks mal

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • G. Davidson
    Salisbury UK
    4/8/13
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • R. Kitzinger
    UK
    4/8/13
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    "Sensational and brutally honest"

    As a cycling fan I found this to be an insightful and no holds barred read from one of sports real characters. His Tour diary and London Olympic dream was fascinating in terms of what he puts his body through, what his mind goes through and the pressures and tactics of modern day cycling. Wholeheartedly recommended!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Corko
    Norwich, UK
    4/7/13
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    "Details details...."

    Brad seems one of the most honest fellas ever. I really liked the book even if there wasn't anywhere near enough detail- he seemed to only scratch the surface. But he deserves the riches of his efforts, top man!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. B. J. Leggett
    UK
    2/22/13
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    "Well, is it the whole truth?"

    I was a bit disappointed in Bradley Wiggins when he was talking about some guy from his team contesting him during Tour De France, I found Bradley inconsiderate of others and arrogant. I am disappointed in the whole of Tour De France because it looks like not a competition of one to one but a “supporting” of a “leader”. Cycling is not exactly a basketball team to be a team, they are cyclists so do cycle if you are someone who is the strongest and the fastest, don’t expect others to compromise their carrier for you. There is only one thing I was excited about and it is Bradley’s ability to win Olympics where it is the best man and not the man of a team. And then I did not like all that Sir Wiggins etc. It is just like bow and submit to your masters. May be I don’t understand this sport, well in any case after reading it I don’t stand for this sport any more. I gave five stars because it does not matter what I think but it is a quality piece that is thought provoking and interesting to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gary
    Scorton, United Kingdom
    12/26/12
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    "Don"t judge a book by it"s cover"

    Nice one Brad, I have always liked the way you ride the bike on the track, and I must admit to mistakenly thinking that you was a little arrogant , however after reading your book I now see you in a new light. Nice one

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • P
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "Interesting but lacking spark"

    Great to hear about Brad's year but the account is quite mundane - most interesting for a dedicated cycle fan I would guess

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jason
    Reading, United Kingdom
    9/24/13
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    "Egotistical and Dull"

    After listening to the excellent book The Secret Race I was looking forward to listening to this but was very disappointed. The drug taking issues in cycling is completely side stepped, and the story is a bland, uninteresting look at Bradley on his boring steady rise to fame. The last chapter where Bradley hints for a Knighthood is cringeworthy and put the final seal on this banal book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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