Top critical review
Interesting start, tough going towards the end
on 22 January 2016
When I started this book I liked Chris Froome. He comes across as a very polite and considerate person in interviews and he's a phenomenal cyclist. I expected to be giving his book 5 stars but I can't. I was disappointed that the book was written in co-operation with David Walsh. If it had said this on the cover I would've been less inclined to read it. Nothing against Mr Walsh, I just prefer books about a particular person to have been written by that person.
Once I'd got over that, I really enjoyed the first half, hearing about his childhood and growing up in Africa. From the end of 2011 onwards the story lost my interest. As another reviewer said, the contract negotiations with Sky and non-relationship with Wiggo really spoilt it for me. It's rare that I give up on a book, so I read to the end, but I have to say that in doing so I lost some of my respect for Chris Froome. I wish him luck for the future but I'm less of a fan than I was at the start.