At Speed: My Life in the Fast Lane

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9780091933418: At Speed: My Life in the Fast Lane

The most anticipated sports autobiography of the year from Britain's most exciting athlete.
     Mark Cavendish is quite simply the most exciting thing in world cycling. With his self-belief and smouldering competitive fire, Cav has turned the animalistic hunger to win into an art form. Cycling bible L'Equipe has responded to his staggering success by naming him the best sprinter in the history of Tour de France. 
   In Boy Racer, published by Ebury in 2009, Cav told of his early years, culminating in his first experiences of the Tour. Since then his career has advanced at a lightning pace. He has clocked up another three record-breaking years in the Tour, becoming the first Brit to win a jersey in 25 years and the first ever to win green; sailing to final-stage victory on the Champs-Elysees for an unheard of four consecutive years. He won green in Spain’'s Vuelta in 2010 and spent the 2012 season in the World Champion’'s rainbow jersey; making him the first British cyclist in 50 years since Tom Simpson to win the World Championship road race. As well as being one of Britain’'s most successful sportsmen he’'s also the most popular, winning half the votes to become the BBC’'s Sports Personality of the Year in 2011.
   But no one has ever claimed that being one of cycling’'s elite is easy. In 2012 Cav joined Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome at Team Sky. Still relentlessly ambitious, he had to learn his role within this hugely talented team, even at the expense of his own individual interests. And despite Team Sky'’s success at the 2012 Tour, Cav had to contain his disappointment when events conspired against them in the Olympic Road race a month later. 
   Cav tells his very personal story of the journey to the top, and gets to the heart of the pain and the passion, and the guts and the glory of professional cycling.

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Meet Mark Cavendish, cycling's biggest star. And loudest mouth.
Everyone knows Cav is fast. With 25 Tour de France stage wins in his pocket, no one disputes the Manx Missile's speed.
But he also owns one of the brashest--and most honest--voices in pro cycling. In his usual take-no-prisoners style, At Speed lays out the highs and lows of life in the pro cycling bubble. Along the way, Cav takes on all comers--the doubters who claimed he was a one-hit wonder, the rivals he fought for his sprinter's crown, and the team managers who yanked their support, only to see Cav win in the end.
At Speed unflinchingly recounts Cav's celebrated move to Team Sky and his crushing disappointment in the team's misuse of his skills. He lays out the winning strategy for his world championship--and the losing one for the Olympics. He breaks out the story on doping, and the riders who doped.
At Speed accelerates you into the fast lane and across the finish line with the vivid candor that has made Mark Cavendish cycling's brightest and most likable star.

About the Author:

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. He switched his focus to the more glamourous world of road cycling, and is widely regarded as the most exciting and charismatic rider to grace the sport in years. As well as achieving record-breaking performances in the Tour de France, he is the road race World Champion. Mark lives on the Isle of Man.

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