This is the first new book on Wiggins since his historic Tour de France win, and his triumph at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Rising from an inner city background, abandoned by his pro cyclist father as a toddler, Bradley Wiggins became a prodigious talent. World Junior Champion, World Champion and Olympic Champion were all titles that came his way at a startlingly young age, but what he really wanted was success on the road. Wiggo's reinvention on the path to becoming Britain s first Tour de France winner in over a hundred years of racing is one of sport s most uplifting and inspiring stories. In this captivating and insightful narrative, Wiggins old friend and colleague John Deering sets this remarkable story against the backdrop of Wiggins crushing Tour victory, his races along the thousands of kilometres of French tarmac, telling the tale of his brutal procession from Liege to Paris in counterpoint to his fascinating life. From a Kilburn council estate to the Champs Elysees via the Olympics, Paul Weller and the world s most glorious sideburns, the legend of Bradley Wiggins is unravelled like never before.
John Deering was born in Fulham in 1967. He has lived in Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Essex, Surrey, Toulouse and Edinburgh.
He is the author of Team on the Run: the inside story of the Linda McCartney Cycling Team, Bradley Wiggins Tour de Force and 12 Months in the Saddle. He is a regular contributor to Ride Cycling Review.
He lives in Richmond-upon-Thames with his Giant Defy Advanced.