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Good read for any Sports fan,
This review is from: Sky's the Limit: British Cycling's Quest to Conquer the Tour de France (Hardcover)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)This is a book that follows the start up of the Sky cycling and tracks it's initial incumbent races through to the close of the 2010 Tour De France. Firstly I felt for the author as in many ways it seemed that the build up of the team, new methods applied and the focus of the team around one guy, Bradley Wiggins, should lead the team to storm through the rankings from day one. However despite some early success this was not the case and in many ways resembled what should have been rather than what was. Despite never being mentioned there was always a subtext to my mind that Mark Cavendish was not in the team. The team's focus was unashamedly British in focus (Jaguar team cars, Bradley Wiggins primary focus of team, British team Director etc) and yet they did not have the currently most successful rider Mark Cavendish.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book, the writing was in depth without being too technical about bike set up etc. There was no clear author bias but was not bland in the process. It gives a real insight into how these teams work and is a must read in my opinion for any fan of road cycling and also any armchair sports enthusiast.