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Winner Of BBC Sports Personality Of The Year On July Bradley Wiggins Became The First British Man Ever To Win The Tour De France In An Instant, Wiggo Became A National Hero Ten Days Later, Having Swapped His Yellow Jersey For The Colours Of Team GB, He Won Olympic Gold In The Time Trial, Adding To His Previous Six Medals To Become The Nation S Most Decorated Olympian Of All Time Outspoken, Honest, Intelligent And Fearless, Wiggins Has Been Hailed As The People S Champion In My Time He Tells The Story Of The Remarkable Journey That Led To Him Winning The World S Toughest Race He Opens Up About His Life On And Off The Bike, About The Personal Anguish That Has Driven Him On And What It S Like Behind The Scenes At Team Sky The Brutal Training Regimes, The Sacrifices And His Views On His Teammates And Rivals He Talks Too About His Anger At The Spectre Of Doping That Pursues His Sport, How He Dealt With The Rush Of Taking Olympic Gold, And Above All What It Takes To Be The Greatest


3 thoughts on “My Time

  1. Duncan Hamilton Duncan Hamilton says:

    Let s be honest if you re a cycling fan, you will have already had an opinion of Wiggins formed before the events of 2012 unfolded.In the run up to this year he could be talented, wayward, self deprecating, vaguely self destructive, passionate, humble, arrogant, and everything else in between Compared with the other British guys on the scene, he was always a bit of an enigma He could at times display the passion and eloquence of David Millar, the sheer bloody single mindedness of Mark Cavendish, and periodically the humility and affability of Sir Chris Hoy.Like many, I saw him crash out of the 2011 Tour and thought Well that s a relief his heart didn t seem in it, and Team Sky looked on course to miss their stated goal of winning the premier cycle race within 5 years Then, early on in the season, things were obviously right at Sky, and importantly right at the point where it mattered between Wiggins ears.The Tour de France 2012 was, if we re honest, a bit dull Team Sky just shut the thing down after the first week But this actually made it intriguing it was obviously a team effort, a well oiled machine working at 100% Perhaps it was also a watershed The point where the big personalities of old dominated the race through pyramid teams Merckx, Hainault, Armstrong, etc.Towards the end of the Tour, it was apparent that Sky could have chosen either Froome or Wiggins to win if they wished.This is, in essence, what this book is about Although notionally centred on Wiggins, it really is a narrative of how Team Sky and British Cycling came to dominate 2012 on the road, and on the track The professionalism, the science, the commitment, and the co ordination of Brailsford and co really stand out it is no wonder our cycle stars won so much Through Wiggins eyes, we are treated to an insight into this and mightily jealous I am too There is no hiding the fact that it didn t always work, but I d have loved to have had the opportunity to have been part of an organisation such as this.It also goes a long way in explaining all the praise heaped upon British Cycling by the likes of Hoy, Pendleton, Clancey, Storey, Rowsell, Thomas, Cav, Wiggo, Millar, and so on it really is world class, and the story of Wiggins in 2012 really captures it Once you read this book, you ll realise that in reality the BMCs, Rabobanks, OPQS, Katusha, and so on were competing against the combined might of British Cycling It does beg the question as to how were the European teams so amateurish for so long given the money involved in the sport in the continent But really, in my opinion, this is an outstanding appraisal of Dave Brailsford s organisation Wiggins winning what he did in 2012 is because of Brailsford, without him I think Bradley would still be where he was in 2009 talented, but adrift.Allez Wiggo Chapeau Brailsford


  2. Esiotrot Esiotrot says:

    I have been a Bradley Wiggins fan since his victory days of 2012, a latecomer to his success I bought this book to find out about the man I found it interesting to learn about his background and to how he got to where he was It is a typical autobiography that starts with an interesting chapter of recent times and then goes back to the beginning to build up to the Olympics It is a warts and all delivery where he discusses some of the troubling times of his life such as when he wasn t delivering at Team Sky when he first started and even his reluctancy to be in the spotlight about anything other than cycling.I have owned this book for the last four years and I still find myself going back to it to read about certain parts I find his approach to life and challenges to be different, admirable and somewhat relatable which has been helpful in my own life.


  3. Mark Pack Mark Pack says:

    Unless you personally know someone involved, it is hard for the reader to tell how true to life the portrait someone gives of themselves in a memoir is, especially when a ghost writer is involved.The picture that Bradley Wiggins paints of himself seems pretty plausible sat alongside his public utterances, and the book s good reception overall suggests that those who know at least someone involved in the story aren t all going round rubbishing it.That makes the one place where the book really departs from previous public statements all the interesting the comments about Chris Froome Mostly they are gently critical, on the lines of he s really talented but he s inexperienced and inconsistent The really critical stuff comes with the account of a controversial stage in the Tour de France where the Sky team s plans seemed to break down with Froome and Wiggins not cycling together as a team Wiggins s account starts off as it he is going to be generous, with many references to confusion and communications problems But by the end he s being very critical, saying he had no idea of what Froome was up to and he didn t like it and departing from what he said in public at the time.The contrast with his accounts of Mark Cavendish are striking Wiggins and Cavendish have had their fair share of public ups and downs, and the book reflects that but leaves the reader with a generous picture of Cavendish, placing responsibility for their periods of falling out on them both, and giving us an affectionate account of their joint history.Overall the book is pretty much about 2012, with earlier events either in cycling or in Wiggins s life only covered is an as much as they are the lead up to his year of miraculous cycling.It is far from being just a book about the racing on the road There is a lot about family life and personal stresses outside the races, with the huge pressures that constant training generate There is not much in the way of cycling jargon, so the non sporting fan interested in this suddenly high profile sport in the UK should be able to enjoy the book and learn about the sport.A fewer reviewers have said they do not like the style I found the rather workmanlike writing style great it seems to reflect the way in which Wiggins speaks He doesn t go for huge verbal flourishes in TV interviews and the book matches that I think it s the better for that A shame about some of the repetition and the slightly meandering narrative at times rushed editing to get the book out quickly perhaps Small blemishes, however, that do not take much off the overall book.