Bradley Wiggins by Bradley Wiggins
My Time: An Autobiography

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On July 22, 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 the time trial to become his country’s most decorated Olympian. In an instant, “Wiggo”—now Sir Bradley Marc Wiggins—became a national hero.

Two years previously, however, Wiggins had been staring into the abyss. His much-hyped attempt to conquer the 2010 Tour de France had ended in public humiliation. Poor results and indifferent form left him facing release from Team Sky. And then he was hit with the tragic news of the death of his grandfather, George, the man who had raised him as a young boy. At rock bottom, Wiggins had to reach deep inside and find the strength to fight his way back.

Outspoken, honest, intelligent, and fearless, Wiggins has been hailed as the people’s champion. In My Time, he tells the story of the remarkable journey that led him from his lowest ebb to win the world’s toughest race. He opens up about the personal anguish that has driven him on and what it’s like behind the scenes at Team Sky: the brutal training regimes, the sacrifices, and his views on his teammates and rivals. He talks too about his anger at the specter of doping that pursues his sport, how he dealt with the rush of taking Olympic gold, and above all what it takes to be the greatest.

 

About Bradley Wiggins

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BRADLEY WIGGINS grew up in Kilburn in London. As a junior he won the World Junior Pursuit title before going on to win seven Olympic medals including four gold medals spanning four games, and seven World Track Championship titles. In 2012 he became the first Briton to win the Tour de France, a feat that Sir Chris Hoy described as 'the greatest sporting achievement' by a British athlete. He was awarded the OBE in the 2005 New Year's honours list and the CBE in 2009. He currently lives in the north-west of England with his wife, Cath, and their two children, Ben and Isabella.
 
Published April 1, 2013 by VeloPress. 324 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Health, Fitness & Dieting.

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From Bradley Wiggins and Jessica Ennis to Andy Murray and Sebastian Coe, Tim Lewis recounts the lives of this summer's Olympians

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The Telegraph

"How would you describe Bradley?” Cath Wiggins was asked in Bradley Wiggins: a Year in Yellow (Sky Atlantic).

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Express

SIX-TIME Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy knows a thing or two about winning but, at the end of a glorious year for British sport, one event stands out in his eyes: Bradley Wiggins’s victory in the Tour de France.

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Curious Book Fans

This was really an unusual book for me to pick up, and to be honest if you had told me a couple of months back that I would have read it, I would probably have laughed.

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Metro

TV preview: Criminologist Mark Williams-Thomas follows up the exposé that kicked off the Jimmy Savile scandal with a new report in Exposure Update and Sky Atlantic goes on a ride-along with cyclist Bradley Wiggins in A Year In Yellow.

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Digital Journal

A documentary by Sky about Bradley Wiggins immediately suggests a mere publicity piece, something extracted by Sky in return for its sponsorship.

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