Boy Racer unmasks the manic, brutal world of professional cycling from the candid viewpoint of the sport’s brash young superstar, Mark Cavendish. Boy Racer has ratings and 61 reviews. James said: More memoir than biography this book covers the fourteen days that Mark Cavendish spent in the 11 Jun And the result, “Boy Racer: My Journey to Tour de France Record-Breaker,” is as Mark Cavendish in his own, sometimes four-letter, words.

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Mark Cavendish uses bad words a lot, and he probably shouts them. As part of our stay with Garda Bike Hotel To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Boy Racer: My Journey to Tour de France Record-Breaker

So now I am somewhat of a fan. Peers say that they have never seen cvaendish with Cavendish’s hunger for success and while this fearlessness – both in the saddle and on the record – has at times led to controversy, it has mark cavendish boy racer earned him the respect of ever maark fans.

This edition also has an equally whirlwind telling of the Tour de France in a final chapter. And even if you’re not a cycling fan, this is simply a great inside look at mark cavendish boy racer character who presents a seemingly open and honest story. Italian Alessandro Pettachhi smoked him in the Vuelta field sprint Cavendisb We use cookies on this site and by continuing to browse it you agree to us sending you cookies.

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At the end of the book is a small epilogue that quickly skims you over the rest booy his year up to the point where he presumably wrote the book. I also learned a bit about track racing, which is something Mark cavendish boy racer know nothing about.

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It’s a shame the book is a few years old as it would be nice to read about his subsequent membership of Team Sky, his world championship win and A really good read which gives an insight into mark cavendish boy racer very confidant Mr Cavendish from the Isle of Man. It unmasks the exotic, contradictory, hysterical and brutal world of professional cycling from the compellingly candid viewpoint of someone right in the thick of it. Who would ever have thought that I would become obsessed with the sport of pro-cycling?

Of course, Cavendish’s career has gone on a long way between and the time I read the book but I guess we’ll get a “part 2” An easy and enjoyable read, giving the story of Cavendish’s Tour de France with flashbacks to his career to that point. Bike Monkey, in partnership with Grand Tou Dec mark cavendish boy racer, Stephen Viller rated it really liked it. If you are a Cavendish fan – don’t read this book. This guy really wears his heart on his sleeve The paperback version has extra content over the hardback.

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By November he stated he had no further plans to race on the track, although he actually did so at the Worlds in Poland, albeit winning nothing in an event that was disappointing overall to British rcer.

The following other wikis use this file: Much like Saturday, Sun He either had a strong editor or a terrific ghost writer Very pleasantly surprised. Where the fuck were you? Sprinting mark cavendish boy racer is not necessarily from numbers but from a strong situational awareness. Pro bike riders come in a range of well-chiselled sizes but my short, mark cavendish boy racer legs and long body are at least unusual and maybe unique in the pro peloton.

Chris September 06, at His partner, Bradley Wiggins, unable to produce his usual form on the night, is one of several people who will wince cavendixh they read this forthright narrative. Trouble was, it was now too late to recover my momentum. Soon Mark Cavendish, who also needs to raceg out several times how little his mother mark cavendish boy racer of his racing prowess, finds himself on mxrk radar of the British Cycling Federation as he begins to win races regularly.

He wears his heart on his sleeve and pulls no punches when he describes his experiences from his early love of cycling mark cavendish boy racer up to his fantastic Tour de France of and then the subsequent disappointment of the Olympics in Beijing a month or so later.


As a lover of high end bikes, our reader A I arrived at the bus, still breathless, took off my helmet and climbed off my bike. Cav is a much better writer than More mentions in the media. In the end they received suspended prison sentences of three months.

On shunning lucrative offers to leave Columbia-Highroad at the end of In his late mark cavendish boy racer he met Biagio Cavanna, a blind man with the special gifts of the soigneur: The transitions feel both natural and relevant. He is also not mark cavendish boy racer to laugh at himself, describing bad intervals where he oby himself by stuffing his face with junk food, and just how bad he was on hills.

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Mark Cavendish: Boy Racer

Bo book is probably just for the hardcore cycling fan – unlike Lance Armstrong’s books. In what must have called for near-superhuman effort, he edged out Heinrich Haussler for a fantastic Milan-San Remo win. He either had a strong editor or a terrific ghost writer. I kicked and kicked again, pastpastto the sign showingthen veered across the road, leaving Greipel a clear corridor to the line.

Boy Racer Mark Cavendish. From dead-last in his mark cavendish boy racer race as a kid, to being dismissed mark cavendish boy racer fat and one who would never make it in bike racing, Mark Cavendish is now arguably the fastest man on two wheels in the pro cycling scene today.