In Pursuit of Glory

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Few people know the controversial world of professional cycling like Bradley Wiggins. At the 2004 Olympics in Athens, he became the first British athlete in 40 years to win three medals in a single Olympic Games, which led to his being awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE). The 2007 Tour de France ended in disappointment for him when his teammate failed a drug test—but he roared back in Beijing, winning double gold. In this updated version of Wiggins’s warts-and-all account, he reveals his incredible life...
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Overview

Few people know the controversial world of professional cycling like Bradley Wiggins. At the 2004 Olympics in Athens, he became the first British athlete in 40 years to win three medals in a single Olympic Games, which led to his being awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE). The 2007 Tour de France ended in disappointment for him when his teammate failed a drug test—but he roared back in Beijing, winning double gold. In this updated version of Wiggins’s warts-and-all account, he reveals his incredible life in cycling, and the truth behind the sport.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780752884035
  • Publisher: Orion
  • Publication date: 3/2/2010
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Bradley Wiggins is one of Britain's most-successful sportsmen. He has won a record-equalling seven Olympic medals, including double-gold in Beijing in 2008 and gold in the time trial in London in 2012, only a matter of weeks after becoming the first Briton to have won cycling's most prestigious race, the Tour de France. He was awarded a CBE in 2008 and lives in Lancashire with his wife and children.
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Table of Contents

1 It's Four in the Morning 1

2 My Father's Son 12

3 Boy Racer 23

4 Early Success 31

5 Heading for Sydney 39

6 'Hello, I am Garry Wiggins, I am your Father' 46

7 Team on the Run 54

8 Lost in France 61

9 2004: The Worst of Times, the best of Times 76

10 Brad Wiggins 'Superstar' 97

11 The Wheels Fall Off 105

12 The Tour de France at Last 118

13 The Landis Affair 130

14 London Calling 142

15 'Come This Way, Mr Wiggins, You are Under Arrest' 160

16 Back in the Groove 172

17 The Brain Mechanic 180

18 'Madchester' 188

19 Marking Time 207

20 Beijing 216

21 The Chain Gang 234

Epilogue 252

Appendix One Palmares 265

Appendix Two Glossary of Cycling Terms 267

Index 272

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