On 22 July 2012 Bradley Wiggins made history as the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France. Ten days later at the London Olympic Games he won gold in the time trial to become his country’s most decorated Olympian. In an instant ‘Wiggo’, the kid from Kilburn, was a national hero.
Outspoken, honest, intelligent and fearless, Wiggins has been hailed as the people’s champion. From his lowest ebb following a catastrophic attempt to conquer the 2012 Tour and the loss of his granddad who had raised him as a boy, My Time tells the story of his remarkable journey to win the world's toughest race.
INCLUDES A BRAND NEW CHAPTER
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARD FOR BEST AUTOBIOGRAPHY
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In an age when British cycling success seems almost as frequent as London rain, it takes something special to stand out. Bradley Wiggins delighted many with his fourth place at the 2009 Tour de France. So when he moved to the new Team Sky as leader the following year, much was expected . . . but two years of disappointment and disaster followed. With refreshing honesty and somewhat coarse wit, Wiggins bravely reveals his arduous journey to become the first Briton to win the Tour de France—an accomplishment he crowned with Olympic gold just over a week later. A startling memoir of a stunning year of riding and the years of preparation that made it possible, this defining book sheds great light on one of our most complex and successful sportsmen.