Mastermind: How Dave Brailsford Reinvented the Wheel

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Narrated by: Richard Moore
Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
Categories: Sports & Outdoors, Cycling
3.5 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Dave Brailsford has spearheaded the track cycling revolution in Britain, helping turn the nation into a superpower. He is also head of Team Sky and oversaw Bradley Wiggins' victory at the 2012 Tour de France. But who is the man behind the mask?

This is a portrait of one of the most enigmatic presences in world sport; an exploration of his background, a unique insight into the formation of his methodology and an analysis of how he has forged a new path in a sport riven with controversy.

©2013 Richard Moore (P)2013 Audible Ltd
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Disappointed

Very basic biography. Wanted to hear more about the specific ways that he turned the team around with aggregation of marginal gains.

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Limited

Dating back to the time when Team Sky (now Ineos) had only one TdF win, this is more of an assertion that Sky rides clean than a review of how Brailsford “reinvented the wheel”.

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  • Nicholas
  • 01-01-15

Brilliant short book

This was an excellent short insight into the man and the hidden mechanics of the team. Well worth a listen.

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  • Jon
  • 03-09-20

great book

really great insight into an amazing individual. amazing book which has given me incentive to read more

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-08-18

disappointed

The narrator monotonous voice made an average listening in to a disappointment!
I was expecting a bit more insight into specific events and riders, only the surface was scratched.

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  • Nick
  • 08-24-17

Just a story

I was hoping for some profound knowledge sharing but for an hour long story which almost seemed like abstracts of a longer and better book.

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  • Mr A.C. Buckinghamshire
  • 08-02-17

A bit disappointing

A subject I am completely interested in, about a man I greatly admire... and it was I am sorry to say a pretty dreary listen... delivered with almost zero enthusiasm.

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  • L. Soden
  • 04-06-17

Brief and lite

Not really that interesting and actually quite forgettable. I would recommend Chris Bordmans book if you're after a fascinating look at the world of cycling and marginal gains!

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  • Tony
  • 04-01-16

interesting if short story

Brief but interesting and informative listen. Not the most enthralling narrative, but good value

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  • John
  • 11-16-15

Dave Brailsford

Dave Brailsford Mastermind
Very interesting background to amazing success.
A true manager / coaching legend
Interesting listening.
Could have been longer

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  • SGibbens
  • 10-13-15

Ok for the price

I paid less than £2 for this. I think that's a fair price I certainly wouldn't have wanted to pay any more.

For me this is worth a listen but doesn't contain the detail I would like.

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  • I
  • 09-14-15

hmmm

not really the insight into sir dave that you'd expect especially based on the title