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Sprinters are the alpha males of cycling, but Cavendish’s helpless tears after crossing the line in San Remo, having won by the width of the rim of his front wheel, expressed the nature of his achievement.

I feel I had to give this book 4 stars on the basis that it held my attention enough for me to read most of it in one sitting. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Do you believe that this item violates a copyright?

By November he stated he had no further plans to race on the track, although he actually did so at the Worlds in Poland, albeit winning nothing in an event that was disappointing overall to British hopes.

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Cavendish not only supplies a kind of autobiography of his early years, but also gives the reader a glimpse into life on the Tour de France at a level very different from superstars like Lance Armstrong.

He is also not afraid to laugh at himself, describing bad intervals where he comforted himself by stuffing his face with junk food, and just how bad he was on hills.

Cavendish – you can write nearly racee well as you ride. Read reviews that mention mark cavendish tour de france boy racer really enjoyed good read book got enjoyed the book recommend this book great read book on mark cyclist sport guy races career pro bike journey personal team.


I had a hard time putting it down and my wife even laughed at me as she had never seen me with my nose in a book so much. View or edit your browsing history.

Full of insight in the professional cycling circus and the mind of the brilliant sprinter Mark Cavendish. Sponsored products related to this item.

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

As an avid fan of the Tour De France you can’t help but notice Mark and his unbelievable ability to sprint. You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post. Books by Mark Cavendish. September 06, in BooksRacing Permalink. So when I found a book about a young man who wrote of his journey into the inner realm of professional cycling and his experience in the Tour De France I was intrigued. Sure, he’s a bit brash and obnoxious, but he seems like a good guy.

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

This is not to take anything from Petacchi’s performance, and it’s a shame that he’s now dropped out of the Vuelta after a subsequent injury, but it’s more proof of some of the stuff Cavendish writes about in his book.

Just days after we penned our tr The most widely-recognized bike race produ In recent years the Ita An easy and enjoyable read, giving the story of Cavendish’s Tour de France with flashbacks to his career to that point.

Who would ever have thought that I bboy become obsessed with the sport of pro-cycling? However, the book changed my perspective. He either had a strong editor or a terrific ghost writer Very pleasantly surprised.

Oh by the way, Mark Cavendish now has 15 tour wins. I like Mark’s writing cavndish. In his late teens mrak met Biagio Cavanna, a blind man with the special gifts of the soigneur: While for what it is it is an certainly an enjoyable read there is no real depth to it due to everything being so recent. Banner design by creativecouchdesigns.


The other name for Milan-San Remo is la classissima – the classic of classics – and Coppi is still known, almost half a century after his death, as il campionissimo: Aug 09, Marco rated it really liked it.

Please try again later. On TV – Tour de France coverage – he appears to be so confident and arrogant, but the book gives a better understanding of his passion for racing, the impossibly hard training, and the whole racing culture.

In the end they received suspended prison sentences of three months. It’s an excellent read warts and all, by a guy who is not afraid to tell it all. The point is, reading this book may change the minds of those who have previously had a low opinion of Cavendish.

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Most sports autobiographies are ghost written or written by retired riders, apparently Cavendish found time around the racing, training and traveling to write the book himself, and what a book it is. Next page of related Sponsored Products. Boy Racer steps behind the scenes of the Tour de France. Still interesting to read marrk he views his rise to success and especially how he dealt with those around him who didn’t entirely support him or believe in his ability.

And even if you’re not a cycling fan, this is simply a great inside look at a character who presents a seemingly open and honest story. Share your thoughts with other customers.

This highly entertaining memoir is a good insight into one jumpy sprinter’s brain.