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The Long Road to Glory: How Bradley Wiggins won the 2012 Tour de France [Kindle Edition]

Steve Adams
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Book Description

On Sunday 22nd July 2012, Bradley Wiggins became the first British rider to win the Tour de France, as Team Sky remarkably had riders placed both first and second in the overall classification.

This 25,000 word book is the story of Wiggins, Team Sky, and of the 2012 Tour de France. It will appeal both to long-established cycling fans looking to reminisce over these remarkable events, and to readers new to cycling who want to understand the story of his incredible triumph.

The book starts by telling the story of Bradley Wiggins and of Team Sky. It then looks at the history and current format of the Tour de France, before including a stage by stage account of the 2012 tour.

The author Steve Adams has followed the Tour de France for fifteen years.

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Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 242 KB
  • Print Length: 95 pages
  • Publisher: First Sports Press (21 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008NY94QG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #109,822 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Factually poor 21 Aug. 2012
By BarryJ
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What a disappointment. I was hoping to relive some of the amazing moments from this years TdF but all I got was frustrated at the dumbed down and poorly researched account of Wiggo's triumph. I'm only a third of the way through but already the inaccuracies are infuriating me. For example Peter Keen and Chris Boardman did not develop the Lotus bike.....Mike Burrows was the genius in question and Bernie Eisel is Austrian, not German. One for the 'remove from Kindle' file for me.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Shame on the author 30 Aug. 2012
This has to be the worst researched book of all time. Full of inaccuracies. I have the overall feeling that the author is cashing in on Wiggle name. Shame on the author.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poorly edited rushed to cash in 16 Nov. 2012
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Disappointly written. Factually incorrect in a large number of cases and seems to be written by someone who exhibits a less than perfect knowledge and understanding of cycling generally,its sporting history or recent events.
Could and should be better
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4.0 out of 5 stars Real book full of real facts 3 Dec. 2012
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If you want to read about the intrigue nature of two Britain's searching for the holy grail of cycling the maileut jaune whilst fighting against 3000km of Frances finest hills not to mention a couple of hundred opposing cyclists with the current world champion enrolled as water carrier this is a book for you
Not the longest book and the kindle version has some grammar issues. But if you want a book that gives the true facts about how Britain got its first yellow Jersey then this book is for you
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Little Read 14 Dec. 2012
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This was a good little read and a very interesting insight into how Bradley Wiggins won the 2012 Tour de France. THe only slight issue that I had with it was that there were numerous spelling and grammatical errors with the text.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The tour as it happened 6 Jan. 2013
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A straightforward journalistic account of the tour. Tells a straight story of an amazing achievement. Good to remind us how it happened, but look elsewhere for the human side and underlying drama.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Poor 4 Jan. 2013
By Mr Heid
OK, the book is historically accurate but the writing style is shockingly bad, full of spelling and grammatical errors and for the most part a rip off of other accounts.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wiggins 12 Nov. 2012
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Good blow by blow account of the 2012 tour de france from a journalist who was at every stage
some good inside stuff and i only paid ninety nine pence for it.
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