On 22 July 2012 Bradley Wiggins became the first British man ever to win the Tour de France....
Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of the revealing, inspirational memoir from the British winner of the Tour de France....
Bernard Hinault is "Le Blaireau", the Badger. Tough as old boots, he is the old warrior of the French peloton, as revered as he is feared for his ferocious attacks....
The autobiography of a cycling legend that will become a much-loved classic. The much-anticipated autobiography of the greatest Australian cyclist of all time....
A definitive look at the world of professional cycling—and the doping issue surrounding this sport and its most iconic rider, Lance Armstrong....
In 2001, when the bible of the sport, Cycling Weekly, ran a poll to decide the greatest British cyclist, Chris Boardman's was the name that topped the list....
The first in-depth look at Lance Armstrong's doping scandal, the phenomenal business success built on the back of fraud, and the greatest conspiracy in the history of sports....
The Tour de France is always one of the most spectacular and dramatic events in sports. But the 1998 Tour provided drama like no other....
Like countless other kids, Phil Gaimon grew up dreaming of being a professional athlete. But unlike countless other kids, he actually pulled it off....
Before Bradley Wiggins, there was Sean Yates. Behind Bradley Wiggins, there was Sean Yates....
Plump, grumpy, slumped on the couch, and going nowhere fast at age 16, Phil Gaimon began riding a bicycle with the grand ambition of shedding a few pounds before going off to college....
Faster is a book about why cyclists do what they do; about what the riders, their coaches, and the boffins get up to behind the scenes; and about why the whole idea of going faster is appealing....
On the Road to Success with the Mastermind Behind Eight Tour de France Victories
Johan Bruyneel knows what it takes to win. In 1998, this calculating Belgian and former professional cyclist looked Lance Armstrong in the eye and said, "Look, if were going to ride the Tour, we might as well win." In that powerful phrase, a dynasty was born.
We Might As Well Win takes listeners behind the scenes and inside the team car, as Bruyneel reveals the planning, training, strategy, and tactics that led to a record seven Tour de France victories with Armstrong and an eighth with Alberto Contador.
Through thrilling stories of his own racing career and those of the cyclists he has guided during his extraordinary career, Bruyneel reveals the keys to victory both in cycling and in life.
As a long-time cyclist, I am predisposed to enjoy this book. It is a very interesting look into what drives Bruyneel and how he has managed his teams over the past 10 years. Cyclists and non-cyclists will enjoy the view from inside the team car.
One note: The narrator has a great voice and is easy to listen to. However, his pronunciation was terrible, and I cringed when he mangled nearly every non-American proper name (like Liege, Alpe d'Huez, etc.). I would have expected that he spend some time learning the proper pronunciation of cyclist names, city names, etc.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Not what I was expecting. The stories about strategy in cycling were kind of interesting but the fact that they totally ignored the doping aspect of their success makes the reader feel cheated. Don't waste your time with this one.
how can you write an unabridged account of the cycling profession from the turn of the century and not discuss the prominence of doping? through the entire account, there might have been 4 Whispers of other opponents doping history. To not admit to to the United States Postal Service team use of performance enhancing drugs is dishonest. as a result, this story is good but not great. To deny the success of the authors teams due to performance enhancing drugs is as deplorable as Lance Armstrong's great lie.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I would recommend this audiobook to anyone interested in the tour de france, coaching, and endurance sports. The story moves at a good speed, and sheds light on how the tour works from the other side- It's thrilling!
What did you like best about this story?
learning about cycling , learning about the tour
What about Kirby Heybourne’s performance did you like?
great voice for the book
If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
the tour from the inside of a car
I liked the book, but it was all over the place. I found the time line very disjointed and hard to follow at times. Great story with a great introduction by Lance.
The combination of Lance Armstrong and Johan Bruyneel might have produced the greatest winning streak in all of sport. Bruyneel’s book is great in two ways. First, having his unique recounting of the Lance years was special. Second, his book covered key events in and out of the Tour. The book doesn’t follow a chronological path in the strict sense, but well done…highly recommended!
I must agree with the reviewer above…the narration was weak at best. Imagine…Billy Bob, fresh from the trailer park…and three years of home schooling, completed before 24 yrs old….very proud of that…reading life achievements of Luciano Pavarotti…well, maybe not quite that bad…but you get the idea.
Audible should have a separate review drop box for the narrator…like they do the books themselves.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
Truth is out now , hope they decide to change the title to We knew we would win . With hindsight we all regret having bought this audible book and even half believing what was written, then again we probably all thought we were inspired by Lance's book
Pure FICTION , would like a credit back for being duped
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Given recent revelations around Johans alleged involvment in Lance Armstrong's doping there is a good chance a lot of important information may be lacking from this book !
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
I thoroughly enjoyed JB's story of success... failure and again success... this is the best sports biography currently available on Audible. All the effort that JB put into the US Postal Team has been replicated in this truly inspiring book... it is evident why he has been so successful. The Narrator can sometimes be a little over dramatic but it did make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up in excitement and awe.
I listened to the book prior to the 2011 TdeF and it made the three week experience all the more enjoyable and provided a detailed insight into the suffering and commitment required to achieve within the top 1% of the top 1% of professional cycling!!!
4 of 7 people found this review helpful