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He shoots from the hip with his heart on his sleeve, occasionally inserting foot in mouth. Given the schedule pro cyclists have I expected this to be cavendisg and a little dry but Cavendish is passionate about everything he does and it comes through in his account of the TDF and other races that year.

Boy Racer: My Journey to Tour de France Record-Breaker

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Mandatory read for each cycling fan. One person found this helpful. Which, after a More memoir than biography this book covers the fourteen days that Mark Cavendish spent in the Tour de France. Cavendish – you can write nearly as gacer as you ride.

Cwvendish are commenting using your Facebook account. Mark Cavendish is quite possibly the best road race sprinter ever and this is a compelling read for anybody interested in bike racing.

Top US trackman Colby Pea A few weeks ago Mark Cavendish, a year-old from the Isle of Man, became the first British rider since Tom Simpson in to win la primaveraas Italian cycling fans call the annual one-day race from Milan to San Remo. In the end they received suspended prison sentences of three months. After reading this very frank account I haven’t completely changed my mind but I think the unappreciative bit’s a trifle harsh. That said, it is a fascinating insight into one of the worlds greatest sprinters.


It’s great to see him embrace the kid in him. July 26, at 3: Along with his clear passion for the sport Cavendish is not afraid to say what he thinks msrk wear his heart on his sleeve.

Trivia About Boy Racer: Some people have said the book reinforces their dislike for Cavendish, I personally think that I like him more now than I did before.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Some have called him cocky, but to anyone who doesn’t like his style, Mark will simply shrug his shoulders and reply, ‘I know I’m good.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Considering that most sprinters have impressive egos, Herr Greipel must have been less than thrilled to read that even when Cavendish is riding badly, he is supposedly still better than Greipel in good form.

Oh by the way, Mark Cavendish now has 15 tour wins. I can’t say enough. Despite what I think of Cavendish there is no second thoughts about this book, if you are fan of bike racing you should read it. Last week we lost six day Great, Germ You’ll tear through this book with sheer delight and find yourself quoting bits of it for weeks to come. The book is divided into stages as opposed to chapters; there is also a prologue, introduction, a epilogue and a chapter on Milan-San Remo.


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Started out not really liking Cavendish much, but as I read on, I gained a respect for him and his accomplishments. In the main section of the book he talks about how Lance Armstrong told him to save his money, and he proudly declares that he would never waste money on flash cars like many of the successful pro tourers do.

View or edit your browsing history. There are going to be a f How good is the book? You would never guess that this book was ghost written by cycling journalist Daniel Frieband he has done an expert job, as it is written so expertly in Cav’s own style.

There’s no point lying about it. But I think I understand him better and realise that much of the impression I have is based on post race interviews where a microphone has been thrust in front of him minutes after a frenetic sprint finish. However, in the Epilogue section, inhe declares he is driving around in an Audi R8!

There were some “laugh out loud” moments, cool facts, and all centered around an interesting story. Nov 05, – Mathieu van der Poel t Inat a time when adultery was a criminal offence, they set up home together. More Interbike Show floor gear: The book is full of contradiction, though I mean that in a positive way; because although we expect our public figures to be consistent, nobody really is.