While it works as a stand-alone books Project Rainbow also serves as additional insight into some of the other books written on this subject.
But really, for me, the most valuable insights to be gained from Project Rainbow are into the life of a coach and how a good coach can go about getting the best out of the riders he has to work with. That, I think, is the key purpose of Ellingworth's story. This is not tittle-tattle from an insider, an anecdote-laden account of working with stars like Mark Cavendish: it's a manual for aspiring coaches (and - it must also be admitted - also a book for Team Sky's legion of fans in the business world who are tired of Sun Tzu and the likes of Who Moved My Cheese and want a management manual that draws lessons from cycling).(podiumcafe.com)
One of the funniest books I've read on cycling, page after page of anecdotes describing a unknown ex-pro winging it into the GB coaching set up with no obvious coaching ability or... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Coppi7
Product as described, v quick delivery, v happy, would recommend and use again.Published 4 months ago by Mal.
Rod has written a great book.
It's quite captivating, and Rod shares not just the highs but the lows that were experienced on the journey to win the world road race ... Read more
A great book that tells how British Cycling went from a Academy to sustained international success. A superb insight into how the programme was developed, managing athletes and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Chris Chapman
I like Rod Ellingworth. I like what he stands for and I like the focused nature of his work and writing. A good look at the behind the scenes to British cycling's recent success. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Steveo