This wasn t one of those cycling books written by a rider being fairly generic with the story This book is a history lesson of some of the most influential riders in the history of cycling.I ve got the book but listened to the audiobook in one go and will listen to it again and again.Hearing stories from a cycling legend being star struck himself is warming A lot of people get to the top and lose that desire If Bradley wasn t as successful as he was, I m sure he would still be this dedicated to the history of cycling.Great book, great history lesson, one to pass on to younger cycling fans so they can look into the history and iconic moments over time. I absolutely loved reading this fantastic homage to cycling from one of the truly great cyclists of all time, Thanks for being you. Big fan of Bradley who knows his stuff Been following pro cycling for many years so the riders featured are mostly of my time Great observations of their characters and personalities Some of the riders may have flawed characteristics but put that to one side and just enjoy Cycling has never been a perfect sport but it is certainly one on the best if you truly understand it Fantastic book Of course any book the features the mighty Sean Yates is worth every penny. the book is very well presented, sectioned into individual chapters for each rider This makes I easy to pick up read a chapter and put it down for another time For me personally I can recall a lot of the riders mentioned first time around, so nice to have a different perspective The book would grace any bookshelf or coffee table, and is a great addition to a long time cyclist s library of cycling books Worth every penny. With A Foreword By Eddy Merckx The World Of Professional Cycling Is Fraught With Fierce Competition, Fervent Dedication And Unerring Ambition, And Only A Handful Of Competitors Reach Iconic Status Among Them Is Sir Bradley Wiggins A Man Uniquely Placed To Reflect On The History Of This Remarkable Sport And Its Unforgettable Titans In Icons, Wiggins Takes The Listener On An Extraordinarily Intimate Journey Through The Sport, Presenting Key Pieces From His Never Before Seen Collection Of Memorabilia Over The Course Of His Illustrious Career, He Amassed Hundreds Of Items Often Gifts From Its Greatest And Most Controversial Figures Each Reflects An Icon, A Race Or A Moment That Fundamentally Influenced Wiggins On Both A Personal And A Professional Level By Exploring The Lives And Achievements Of Of The Sport S Key Figures Among Them Fausto Coppi, Jacques Anquetil, Miguel Indur In And Tom Simpson Wiggins Sheds New Light On What Professional Cycling Demands Of Its Best Competitors Icons Lauds Their Triumphs, Elucidates Their Demons And Sheds Light On The Philosophy And Psychology That Comprise The Unique Mind Set Of A Cycling Champion Great book interesting lots of old pictures great This book was a gift for a keen follower of the cycling circuit I personally found it of a book to dip in to rather than to read from cover to cover Not entirely to my taste but it kept his Nibs engrossed for quite a long time What a fab book It is so good that I cannot bear to read it all, as I need to dip in when I need a proper fix I am half way through I knew Brad was passionate but not THIS passionate Ace.