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The World of Cycling According to G

Narrated by: Tom Blumberg
Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Sit back or saddle up as double Olympic gold medallist and multiple world champion Geraint Thomas gives you a warts-and-all insight into the life of a pro cyclist.

Along the way he reveals cycling's clandestine codes and secret stories; tales from the peloton; the key characters like Wiggins, Hoy and Cav; the pivotal races; and essential etiquette.

Geraint Thomas is treasured for treating his sport just as the rest of us see it: not as a job but as an escape and an adventure.

He's been with Team Sky since its inception and is one of our most successful and gifted track and road riders, but Geraint reminds us that getting on the bike still puts a smile on your face and fire in the legs like nothing else.

Funny, informative, diverting and droll, this is a joyful celebration of the world of cycling.

©2015 Geraint Thomas (P)2015 WF Howes

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Infopacked and witty

Fantastic book.
I got it after finishing Froome's The Climb thinking it'd be much the same. It wasn't. This is much more informative and funny but less exciting.
I might come back to this for a relisten in less than a year.

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Informative but a little boring

G explains the ins and outs of pro cycling but his book lacks a storyline.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-21-17

Collection of notes

Although much of this book provides an interesting insight into pro cycling, there is very little that is revelatory. The book also lacks any narrative, it is more a collection of notes divided into chapters based on subjects

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  • mr
  • 11-25-15

Fun, interesting and irreverent look at cycling.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it's not your typical cycling autobiography. for a start it's not really an autobiography. It does what it says on the cover - it gives Geraint's view on a load of cycling topics through some fun stories.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

G Force.

Any additional comments?

I like riding bikes!

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  • Jonny
  • 11-05-15

An interesting insight into G's world

Humorous at times, insightful look at performing at the highest level in professional cycling.

The only slight criticism was that it seemed to end abruptly. I'd have quite happily listened for another hour or two.

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  • Matrix
  • 11-01-15

inspiring and humorous

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Great detail into the world of cycling told with a laugh at every turn.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The World of Cycling According to G?

Descriptions of clothes, feeds, and teammates.

Have you listened to any of Tom Blumberg’s other performances? How does this one compare?

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

Description of cycling in the Welsh valleys.

Any additional comments?

Could have listened in one go had i the time.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-11-15

Geraint gives you a great read

Even if you have no idea about the cycling world just reading about the life of a Welsh Olympic champion is very interesting.
Recommend this for anyone who likes cycling

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  • PETER ROWLEY
  • 09-12-19

Very Insightful.

Very insightful and sometimes humorous book about the life of a pro cyclist.
I love the tales about the races and what goes on behind the scenes.

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  • W. Bedford
  • 07-23-19

GT - a winner

A cracking listen on audible,read really well by the narrator . A fascinating and insightful look at Gs life and cycling in general. Really enjoyable.

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  • Philip Cooper
  • 02-24-19

Just a bunch of anecdotes.

It's a collection of anecdotes that are in no particular order. I was hoping for a more structured autobiography.

The narrator mispronounces some key words which can be quite grinding to listen to.

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  • Steve B
  • 02-19-19

Not just about cycling, but mainly :-)

Loved this - as a lover of le Tour and having watched G's rise to the podium thought it was worthy of a listen in the car.
A great and open account of what it takes to get there - high's & low's with all that sits in between.
If you like your cycling - listen to it. Even if you don't - there's enough to keep a non-roadie entertained and interested.

Another great listen

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  • McLav74
  • 11-29-18

Lots of short stories

Great listening to how the pros go about things, I mainly listened to this book driving in and out of work and it’s perfect for dropping in and out ... good read, a few questionable pronunciations but overall well worth it!

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  • Garren
  • 01-16-19

Funny and knowledgeable

Well written cycling book, with empathy and humour. Great insights to many of the unwritten rules of cycling.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-04-18

G is the man

Best book from a pro cyclist I've ever listened to!
Refreshing story direction and lots of relatable features for the ordinary person