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The hotly anticipated cycling autobiography of the year from the world's best sprinter

The hottest sprinter in the world - Telegraph

Mark Cavendish is the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France's green jersey, the first to wear the iconic rainbow jersey in almost 50 years and our only ever rider to capture the Giro d'Italia points title. He is the most prolific sprinter in the Tour's history, and - according to L'Equipe - the best sprinter of all time. But smashing records and racking up victories means whole new levels of fame: and this has come at a price.

Living in the goldfish bowl, he has come under fire for his bombastic riding style and been portrayed as everything from an outlaw to a psychopath. Joining Sky in 2012, Cav soon found his own sprint interests to be incompatible with the team's other goals, while the expectations of a nation made his London Olympic failure hard to take.

In At Speed Cav takes you through the highs and lows of it all in intimate detail. This is a take-no-prisoners account of life at the pinnacle of his sport, and learning how to survive in the fast lane, both on and off the bike.

Reviews

Cav is and will always be one of cycling’s biggest characters and At Speed captures him perfectly

Chris Boardman

Brilliant

Telegraph

Fantastic... a real insight... funny, self-lacerating, brutal

Cycling Weekly

Ultimately the joy of At Speed is the sense that, warts and all, this is the story of a rare sportsman…who isn’t afraid to speak his mind rather than trot out the banal, PR-groomed soundbites of so many of his peers … this book speaks to both the heart and the mind of true cycling fans

Velo Voices

The greatest sprinter of all time

Bradley Wiggins

The hottest sprinter in the world

Telegraph

[Cav is] special, the way he rides in the last metres. I don’t know exactly what it is, what makes him different, he’s just so fast

Eddy Merckx

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780091933418

    June 15, 2014

    Ebury Press

    320 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781407078847

    November 7, 2013

    Ebury Digital

    320 pages

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