Boy Racer by @MarkCavendish – Book Review

Ade's Road Cycling Blog

Whether you are a fan of cycling or more generally a fan of behind-the-scenes sports autobiographies you will enjoy this book.

It’s structured around his burst into prominence at the 2008 Tour de France, but also covers how he got into cycling as a lad, and his time at the British Cycling Federation academy.  Post 2008 TdF it also briefly includes his great victory at Milan-San Remo and his further success at the 2009 TdF.

In true Mark Cavendish style it comes across as sometimes blunt, from the heart and to the point.  I particularly like the way he puts the team first and foremost and suggests a lot of his success is not down to natural talent, but passion and an ability to suffer for his sport.  I already liked the guy but after reading this, I like him even more.

Highly recommended read for all cycling fans, but also for sports fans.

 

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