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Bradley Wiggins Tour De Force by John Deering,
This review is from: Bradley Wiggins: Tour de Force (Paperback)
John Deering is passionate about cycling and he shares his knowledge, drive and enthusiasm with the reader so that by the end of it you want to go out on your bike,cycle up a steep hill wearing a yellow jumper and a pair Wiggins sideburns.....I am not a cycle enthusiast or Tour De France follower but like most Brits I think what Bradley Wiggins has achieved is amazing. Also he is a bit of a cool dude, mod, etc. which helps. I read this book in about 3 days and loved it. It is very accessible for anyone to read and that is the skill of the author. He has made something quite complicated and technical - all the stages of the tour, the different jerseys, the teams, the gradient of mountains accessible and by the end of it you are urging Team Sky and Wiggo past the finish with gusto! The balance of each chapter between each day of the Tour and Bradley's personal biography from birth to present day makes you want to know more and progress to the next stage of the race as well as the next chapter of Wiggin's life. I was captured, I was there, I even shed a tear or two at the end. I would recommend that you buy this book for anyone who likes a good story about a natural born hero for 2012.