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2.0 out of 5 stars
A bit of a let down, 4 Jan. 2011
First off, Brad's achievements are extraordinary. No doubt. Hat's off to all he has (and will continue to) achieve.
What's disappointing is how well those achievements are conveyed in this book which, to my mind, is just an uninspiring factual account of Brad's races. It reads more like a wikipedia chronology page than anything more immersive.
The problem is a lack of depth - there is very little time given over to understanding his character, his opinions, his feelings, his regimes, his aspirations. You finish not really thinking you know more about the real un-retouched Bradley Wiggins.
And what's really disappointing (and inexcusable) is the number of mistakes in the book - not obvious ones like forgetting to mention a gold medal or two - but typographical ones. How many times can you read Time Trail without wanting to throw the book at the wall (for the benefit of the publisher, it's Time Trial).