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  • Published: 7 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9781407078847
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

At Speed




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.

  • Pub date: 7 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9781407078847
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the Author

Mark Cavendish

Born and raised on the Isle of Man, Mark Cavendish became a world track champion as a teenager in 2005, a Commonwealth Games gold medallist a year later and in 2008 regained his world title in partnership with Bradley Wiggins. Having now switched his focus to the more glamourous world of road cycling, Mark is widely regarded as the most exciting and charismatic young rider to grace the sport in years, a status he confirmed with his fantastic record-breaking performance in the 2009 Tour de France. Mark rides for Team Columbia and lives on the Isle of Man.

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Praise for At Speed

“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

“The greatest sprinter of all time”

Bradley Wiggins

“Britain's best ever Tour de France cyclist”

Procycling Magazine

“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

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

Chris Boardman


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