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Unlike Cav, the book is good, but not great
on 9 August 2013
For a self confessed Cav fan this book has to come as a little bit of a disappointment. Compared to other cycling autobiographies out there you get, in my opinion, very little feel of the bike race and of the emotions going through the racer. Given the author's speciality of the frantic do-or-die bunch sprint I expected more. Some of the his attitudes to not show him in the best light, while I love his confidence/arrogance there is some whining in the book that is hard to stomach.
Right, bad stuff out of the way, the emergence of the British Academy through the eyes of its most famous graduate make for excellent reading and the heartfelt thanking of teammates we've seen in many post race interviews shows a man who understands the team more than most.
If your a Cav fan and want to know a out how he started then you get what you're looking for, if you have read the books by Wiggins or Millar and are looking for more thoughtful insight from another British cyclist then I think you may end up disappointed.